Dr. Ashwini Kumar, MD

General Surgery •  Male
  
Dr. Kumar
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Methodist Physicians | Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery

1907 E State Highway 97 Jourdanton, TX 78026

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(830) 769-5910

Dr. Ashwini Kumar, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Jourdanton, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Methodist Heart Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kumar to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Kumar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Abdominal Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kumar performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kumar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achalasia
  • Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stricture
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Constipation
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Adrenal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Spleen Disorders
  • Stent-Assisted Carotid Angioplasty
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vein Ablation
  • Vein Treatment
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy

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Dr. Kumar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Kumar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kumar

4.9

Based on 45 ratings

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Dr. Kumar has treated me three times now. Each time he saw me for surgery or for a procedure, he looked me in the eye and said, “I’ll take good care of you.” And he really did. I hope I never need surgery again, but I’m very grateful that he will be there for me if I do. My incision healed well, and my scar is small and looks great. Dr. Kumar is a kind and patient surgeon, and even the nurses have only high praise for his surgical skill! I highly recommend him!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. Kumar did surgery on me yesterday, everything went great. Today I am improving very well. He is a very good surgeon. I would go to him again. He is very conscientious about his patients. His staff is very good and very helpful. I would highly recommend you going to him. Thanks, Dr. Kumar ! David S.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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David Stainthorpe – Jul 24, 2020
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Dr. Kumar is the most compassionate doctors I’ve ever had the pleasure of being a patient for. His expertise and bedside manner is above and beyond any of my expectations. I highly recommend him to anyone that may have the misfortune of needing.
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Joe Shane Meyer – Jul 07, 2020
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Was very professional and able to successfully perform procedure with minimal recovery needed. The Dr already has a sterling reputation. So the decision was easy and very worth while. I believe had I chosen any other care I may have likely had six times the recovery period.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dane Witham – Jul 06, 2020
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Everyone was very proffesional.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 04, 2020
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Dr. Kumar is an excellent surgeon. He has a very caring bedside manner. He always takes time to explain everything and is excellent with follow up care.
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When I first went to do my first consolation with Dr.Kumar I was scared nervous and standing at his window like a scared puppy waiting to pay my co pay. Dr Kumar saw me and he kindly said hi how are you. I had no idea that was the Dr Kumar at the time, his kindness and making me feel comfortable gave me the confidence to come back. For the first 3 months I cried in his office of shame of how I got to this point in my life. Dr Kumar always assured me I would be happy with my results if I followed everything as planned. I have now had my surgery and still cry, now I cry of joy and happiness because of how successful everything was. Dr. Kumar has the BEST staff working for him. From point A to Z. I Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. Kumar to anyone that wants a life altering change for the better. If the world would have more DR. Kumar in it The world would be a much better place. Thank you Dr Kumar for loving your job and caring for your patients and it not being all about the money. #SLEEVE????
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Jo Ann – Jun 26, 2020
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I had the worst experience of my life with Doctor Kumar. It took me 2 weeks to recover from my Gallbladder Surgery. The first Surgery took 4 hours, then he had to take me back into Surgery the second time to install a Stint, oxygen levels at 73% after that one. Went to another Surgeon at St.Lukes he told me my Gallbladder should not have been removed no testing showed the need for surgery. He also questioned why he waited 4 days to operate while I lay in the hospital. Dr. Kumar ruined my life, put me through hell, cost me 2 weeks of work and performed an unnecessary surgery on me when there were other options. My Family doctor said the same thing no need to have removed my Gallbladder. I wouldn't trust Dr Kumar with operating on a hot dog after what he did to me. Worst Surgeon on The Planet!!!!!!
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My visit was due to a referral from my PCP for surgery. Dr. Kumar, and his staff, were so professional and caring. Had a wonderful experience!
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Benito Garza – Mar 24, 2020
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I have recommended Dr Kumar to several people and their feedback to me is “They love him too”. He is an awesome surgeon and I will continue to tell people about him. We are truly blessed.
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Robert Melton – Jan 16, 2020
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Dr.Kumar is amazing he is kind caring and I trust him 100% He did my gallbladder surgery and my gastric sleeve. He changed my life or I should say saved it. He has the best staff as well.
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Melissa Ritchey – Dec 30, 2019
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Very attentive and listened to my concerns. Excellent surgeon and office staff are all excellent. I highly recommend Dr. Kumar
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Charlie F – Dec 29, 2019
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I am very glad and pleased with Dr. Kumar and the surgery he performed on me to remove what was left of my gall bladder. I am very happy with what he did and would recommend him any time to anyone to be their surgeon. I could not have asked for a better outcome since I really waited to long to go in and was in really very bad shape. I would not hesitate to say he did a fantastic job and that I almost completely healed,and it has only been just over two weeks. Again I want to say thank you. Sincerely, S. M. Shults
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 02, 2019
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We liked Dr Kumar and his office staff. Yes we would recommend him.
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Debbie Sansom – Oct 30, 2019
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Easy scheduling. He was helpful and actually listened. Offered plan for treatment. His office called me back when requested and scheduled all my appointments. He has the utmost bedside manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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TX – Jun 14, 2019
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I was very impressed with Dr. Kumar and how well he informed me to prepare me for my upcoming surgical procedure. I am praying that God be with Doctors and staff and all medical persons that will be assisting me during my upcoming surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Domingo M Frausto in TX, TX – Jun 12, 2019
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WE love dr.kumar. He cares for his patients he has great doctors bedside manner. Our visits are very respectful he explains his concerns on any procedures he needs to do.
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Apr 27, 2019
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Dr. Kumar was the surgeon for my appendectomy. I had absolutely no problems. He has an excellent bedside manner and seems to genuinely care about his patients.
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Kr. Kumar is a wonderful doctor who genuinely cares for his patients and their concerns. My issue was with my thyroid and he carefully explained results from labs and his recommended treatment. He is an excellent surgeon and after-surgery care has been great.
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Dr. Kumar is one of the nicest and caring doctors I have met. He is truly there to help you. Would most definitely recommend him and his office.
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Care Philosophy

Reducing Dr. Kumar’s patients' anxiety, pain and recovery time through his compassionate bedside manner and surgical expertise are his primary goals. He...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Ashwini Kumar MD, FACS, FASMBS, is Board Certified in Surgery and also specializes in Bariatric Surgery...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

Jackson Memorial Hospital-University Miami School Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
University of Miami / School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio
Residency Hospital
University Of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio
Internship Hospital

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Locations

Methodist Physicians | Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery

Methodist South Physician Group1907 E State Highway 97 Jourdanton, TX 78026
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Methodist Physicians | Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery1100 Mccullough Ave Ste 200 San Antonio, TX 78212
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Methodist Heart Hospital

San Antonio, TX

Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Methodist Hospital South

Jourdanton, TX

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX
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