Dr. Jeffre Helmink, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Helmink
Accepting new patients

Northwest Iowa Surgeons PC

1823 Highway Blvd Ste 5 Spencer, IA 51301

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(712) 262-6320

Dr. Jeffre Helmink, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Spencer, IA. Dr. Helmink has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Avera Holy Family Hospital and Lakes Regional Healthcare. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Helmink to book an appointment.


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(712) 262-6320

Dr. Helmink accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helmink performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Helmink performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Helmink performs Gallbladder Removal more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Helmink performs this procedure more than 73% of their peers

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Dr. Helmink's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Jeffre Helmink, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Spencer, IA. Dr. Helmink has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Avera Holy Family Hospital and Lakes Regional Healthcare. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Helmink to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Ia Meth Med Center
Residency Hospital
VA Hospital
Internship Hospital
University of Nebraska / College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Helmink offer an online patient portal?

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  • Does Dr. Helmink have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. Helmink offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Helmink offer evening visits?

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Locations

Northwest Iowa Surgeons PC

Northwest Iowa Surgeons1823 Highway Blvd Ste 5 Spencer, IA 51301
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Avera Holy Family Hospital

Estherville, IA

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

Lakes Regional Healthcare

Spirit Lake, IA

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

Palo Alto County Hospital

Emmetsburg, IA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Pocahontas Community Hospital

Pocahontas, IA

Spencer Municipal Hospital

Spencer, IA

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average