Dr. Michael Hovey, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 51

Dr. Hovey
Accepting new patients

CHI Health Alegent Creighton Clinic

7710 Mercy Rd Omaha, NE 68124

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(402) 717-4900

Dr. Michael Hovey, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Omaha, NE and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy and Chi Health Immanuel. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hovey to book an appointment.


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Dr. Hovey's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hovey treats Gallstones more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hovey treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hovey treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hovey treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Umbilical Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hovey treats Umbilical Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hovey treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hovey's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis
  • Endoscopy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastrotomy
  • Generalized Obesity
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperhidrosis and Minimally Invasive Sympathectomy
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Resection, Partial
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Whipple Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Hovey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hovey

3.9

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (12)
  • Office environment (12)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (11)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
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When I decided to have gastric bypass surgery, I asked around and everyone said I should see Dr Hovey. He is great at what he does! He is very professional and made me feel at ease. I know I made the best possible choice for my health.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Cheryl – Aug 21, 2019
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Had bariatric surgery in November 2016 with wonderful results. The video that Dr Hovey made with information about the types of bariatric surgery was very helpful when it came time to make the decision. Pre-surgery education was also very helpful to prepare before and after the surgery and took the guess work out of what I could expect. He has excellent bedside manner and he and his staff are a pleasure to deal with. Follow-up appointments were timely and helpful.
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Omaha – Nov 09, 2017
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I have had two surgical procedures performed by Dr Hovey. The pre-op education was very good-I knew what to expect going in, and both operations were very successful. I feel in good hands with Dr Hovey
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About Me

Care Philosophy

You put your trust in a surgeon and I take that responsibility very seriously. I strive to provide pre-operative education in a manner every patient can...Read more

Biography

Having been born in Omaha and raised in Council Bluffs, Dr. Hovey has a longterm relationship with the Metro area.  He is the oldest of seven...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2000
U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeon
1998
Creighton University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1997
R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
Medical School
1993
Iowa State University
Undergraduate School
1992
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. Michael Hovey, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hovey frequently treats Gallstones, Cholecystitis and Gallstones, and Umbilical Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hovey treats.

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Dr. Hovey's office is located at 7710 Mercy Rd, Omaha, NE 68124. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

CHI Health Alegent Creighton Clinic

Chi Health Clinic Interventional Radiology7710 Mercy Rd Omaha, NE 68124
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CHI General Surgery6829 N 72nd St Omaha, NE 68122
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Affiliated Hospitals

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CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy

Omaha, NE

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2021)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2021)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Chi Health Immanuel

Omaha, NE

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Faith Regional Health Services

Norfolk, NE

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Nebraska Spine Hospital

Omaha, NE

87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)