Dr. Michael McNamara, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 58

Dr. McNamara
Accepting new patients

Midwest Surgical Specialists

7710 Mercy Rd Ste 132 Omaha, NE 68124

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(402) 393-1338

Dr. Michael McNamara, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Omaha, NE and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McNamara has more experience with Gastric Surgery and Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Creighton University medical school in 1989. 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. McNamara to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. McNamara

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. McNamara treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. McNamara treats other conditions, please contact the office at (402) 393-1338.

Gastric Surgery

Gastric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery that can help obese patients achieve significant weight loss by diverting food past the first section of the small intestine.Compare with other Gastric Surgery specialists.

Dr. McNamara typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. McNamara typically treats 56% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. McNamara's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • 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 Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • 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
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • 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)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • 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)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. McNamara accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Universal American

Dr. McNamara's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McNamara

4.4

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (23)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (22)
  • Explained conditions well (22)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
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I would not recommend this surgeon. My dads cancer came back due to his incompetence. Him and his office did not help or ask how he was doing. Had this been done. My day would have a better quality of life.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 09, 2021
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Do not use the Dr. for mesh removal. He tore the transverse colon & left us the pleasure of an open wound. That wound required 4 to 6 bandage changes a day for about 10 months. Over $8000 in bandage & wound care cost that insurance wouldn't cover. My opinion of this Dr. could not be lower.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 22, 2020
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I had Dr. McNamara repair a hernia for me last January and 10 months later I’m completely satisfied with my surgery. Would highly recommend him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Charles Markut – Nov 29, 2018
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Great bedside manner! Takes his time with you!
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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Christine Essink in Omaha, NE – May 08, 2018
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Very good results with my gallbladder surgery,can't give him a high enough rating! Highly recommend.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 21, 2018
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Highly personable and skilled surgeon, who communicates well and has a superior bed-side manner.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jeff in Papillion – Jan 29, 2018
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Not often in life do you find a surgeon like Michael j McNamara.he is the most brilliant Dr. And everyone knows it. The best word to describe him a perfectionist. His bedside manners are better than a mothers. I held off having surgery out of Fear, know I know better.The entire staff from Holly to Jalene to Marylou, thank you. Michael j mohanna.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Michael jmohanna in Bellevue ne. – Jan 23, 2018
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When Dr. McNamara was assigned to my mom I was a bit worried because the only review I found was for bad bedside manner and that is a big deal to me. HOWEVER, from day one Dr. McNamara was kind, had a GREAT bedside manner, talked to us not over us and explained everything. Answered all our questions and was very understanding with our concerns. I would recommend him and would go back to him with future issues. THANK YOU for all your kindness!!
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What could be improved
No results
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Jacki and Rita in Omaha & Lincoln NE – Nov 28, 2017
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This is his second surgery he has done for me. One was on March 30, 2016 for my appendix to come out, then the second one was May 22, 2017 to Take out my gallbladder due to gallstones. He has done a great job with both surgeries the good thing is he is a perfectionists what he does. Very friendly and caring and answers all your questions and concerns you have before and after your surgery. I would go back to him for sure in the future if I need to.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Olivia Kopp in Papillion, Nebraska – Jun 03, 2017
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Great person!
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What could be improved
No results
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William in Papillion, NE – Nov 30, 2016
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Amazing surgeon who performed.successful colon cancer surgery on me in 2008. Also chemo port install and removal. World class general surgeon who made a difference in my life.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Donald Smith in Omaha, NE – Apr 19, 2016
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Dr. McNamara is excellent at what he does! I had surgery with him almost two weeks ago and it couldn't have gone better. He was patient, informative and more than willing to answer any questions I had. He does not rush the patient out of the room and instead is very attentive and makes the patient feel very comfortable with the situation/plan going forward. His staff (and nurse!) is very helpful and kind as well. Would highly recommend Dr. McNamara!
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What could be improved
No results
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Jalayna in Omaha, NE – Mar 29, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Michael McNamara, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Omaha, NE and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McNamara has more...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Georgetown U MC
Residency Hospital
1992
National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Georgetown University
Internship Hospital
1989
Creighton University
Medical School
1985
Creighton University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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

Dr. McNamara frequently treats Gastric Surgery and Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. McNamara specializes.

Where is Dr. Michael McNamara, MD's office located?

Dr. McNamara's office is located at 7710 Mercy Rd Ste 132, Omaha, NE 68124. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Midwest Surgical Specialists

Midwest Surgical Specialists7710 Mercy Rd Ste 132 Omaha, NE 68124
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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

Chi Health Lakeside

Omaha, NE

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

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

Methodist Hospital

Omaha, NE

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

The Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)