Many physicians at the KU Women's Health Specialty Centers are certified and experienced in minimally-invasive procedures. The following physicians have been certifed to use the da Divinci Surgical System:
Dr. Carrie Wieneke Broghammer is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Dr. Wieneke is proud to offer women in the Kansas City area minimally invasive options to treat gynecological problems such as abnormal menstrual bleeding, fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse. These options, which include hysteroscopy, laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery, allow for a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery time.
Born and raised in Iowa, Dr. Wieneke graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1998. She returned to Iowa for her medical training and graduated from The University of Iowa College of Medicine in 2002. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan in 2006. While in residency she served as chief resident and received many accolades including the 2004 Berlex Best Teaching Award and 2006 American Academy for Gynecologic Laparoscopists Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures.
Following residency, Dr. Wieneke practiced general obstetrics and gynecology at Oakwood Hospital and served as assistant residency director and director of medical students. From July 2007 to June 2008, she completed a pelvic surgery fellowship in Seattle, Washington at Virginia Mason Medical Center and Northwest Hospital. During this year, she received additional training in gynecological surgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques including the da Vinci Surgical System.
In the fall of 2008, Dr. Wieneke returned to the Midwest and joined the faculty at the KU Women’s Health Speciality Centers. Patient education is of upmost importance to her. She believes that patients should be knowledgeable of the wide array of treatment options available, both surgical and nonsurgical. She strives to treat all patients with respect and care with a goal of creating a strong physician-patient relationship.
Dr. Wieneke is a Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as an Adjunct member of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is active in the American College of Surgeons and serves on the Advisory Council for Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also a member of the American Academy for Gynecologic Laparoscopists and American Medical Association.
Dr. Chapman specializes in gynecological oncology. She believes in educating the patient on the disease so that the patient and their family are active participants in the treatment process. She also works with two integrative physicians for patients interested in complementary medicine options along with traditional treatment. After her medical training and residency at the University of California, she completed a fellowship at Union Memorial Hospital and the University of California. In 1994, she joined the medical team at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Gary A. Johnson, M.D. is a specialist in gynecological oncology and minimally invasive cancer surgery. He completed his medical education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine followed by his obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. After his residency, Dr. Johnson joined the University of California - Irvine where he completed a fellowship in gynecological oncology. He rose to the rank of Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and most recently was the Director of the Gynecological Oncology Division at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. To the benefit of women throughout the Midwest region, Dr. Johnson is able to utilize the da Vinci Surgical System for more complex surgical cases with tremendous advantages for both patient and physician. Dr. Johnson joins Dr. Julia Chapman and Dr. Evelyn Reynolds in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology.
Dr. Kenny is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist who specializes in providing comprehensive health care for women throughout the spectrum of their lives. She graduated from the University of Kansas – School of Medicine in 1983, and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. She was in private practice in Johnson County for 13 years and was the founder of The Women’s Clinic of Johnson County. Dr. Kenny joined the KU Women’s Health Specialty Centers in February 2008 as a Clinical Instructor. She primarily practices at the south Overland Park office, located at I-435 and Nall Avenue.
Dr. Kenny has been a Jayhawk since her undergraduate days in Lawrence, Kansas and is proud to say that her five children appear to be following in her footsteps. She is active in the community, particularly in the area of women’s health. She is a fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Kenny’s areas of particular interest include minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery, comprehensive health care for the mid-life woman, and general gynecologic care including contraception, abnormal PAP smears, abnormal bleeding, menstrual problems, and sexually transmitted diseases.
“It is a privilege to be trusted by women and their loved ones as they make decisions that impact their health. I have always been passionate about providing the quality of care that earns that trust.”
Dr. Reddy is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist in the generalist division, who enjoys fully the depth and breadth of our specialty. She was born in India with her family moving to the United States after her high school years. She spent four years at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio and graduated with a B.S. Degree in 1993, Summa Cum Laude, and went to Medical School at Indiana University in Indianapolis for her M.D. Degree in 1998. Her four years of Residency in Ob/Gyn was spent at Hutzel Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Reddy joined the teaching faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center as an Assistant Clinical Professor. Prior to joining the KU Faculty, she spent four years in private practice in the Council Bluff, Iowa area. She is married and has two daughters. Both her and her husband, who is a cardiologist, joined the teaching faculty at the Kansas University Medical Center in 2006.
She loves to see patients, young and old, pregnant and not-pregnant, and finds it very rewarding to experience life changing events with them. The scope of her practice includes general ob/gyn problems and her special interest lies in pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence. She especially enjoys laparoscopic surgery and applies that modality to different surgeries in the field of ob/gyn including TLH (total laparoscopic hysterectomy).
Dr. Reddy also enjoys the teaching aspects of academic medicine i.e. medical students and residents. She works with both in the clinic, surgery and the Labor and Delivery Unit, but, she can honor or discuss any patient’s preference regarding medical students and/or residents involvement in their care. She has also accepted the position of Assistant Residency Program Director and enjoys working with the curriculum and providing new ideas for the program. She spends time with residents and medical students on a daily basis in teaching rounds, outpatient consults and didactic lectures. She also participate in Research studies along with lecturing at local, regional and national meetings.
Dr. Reddy belong to several Professional Societies: ACOG, American Medical Association, Kansas City Gynecological Society and the Kermit E. Krantz Society to name a few. She has been honored with the following awards; Chief Resident, Dept. of Ob/Gyn, 2001—2002; Best Obstetrics Resident of the year, 2001 and 2002; Dean’s List, 1990—1993; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1991—1993; and the Scarlet & Gray Award of Academic Excellence, 1991-1993 to name a few. She is also serving on several committees within the Department and the University.
Dr. Swan is excited to return to the Kansas City area and begin practicing at The University of Kansas Hospital, the same hospital where she herself was born. After graduating from the University of Kansas - School of Medicine she completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Exempla Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She returns to KC after completing a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (accredited by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) in Orlando, Florida.
During her fellowship Dr. Swan trained with internationally recognized pioneers in minimally invasive gynecology. She performed hundreds of laparoscopic and robotic procedures. She has lectured, taught and performed live surgery both nationally and internationally. She has a number of publications in the scientific literature and is also a member of many medical associations including ACOG and AAGL.
Despite these achievements Dr. Swan’s greatest joy is taking care of patients. All of her patients have unique needs and concerns, which Dr. Swan strives to understand and address. She believes that patients deserve to be informed of all treatment options (surgical and non-surgical) and allowed to make informed decisions about their care.
Dr. Swan specializes in treating a wide range of complex gynecologic problems. She is proud to offer minimally invasive techniques to her patients, which helps shorten patient recovery time. While in medical school Dr. Swan underwent gynecologic surgery and believes that the experience gave her a more intimate understanding of the gynecologic patient.
Dr. Swan loves living in Kansas City with her husband (a medical internist) and two children. She credits her family with keeping her grounded, balanced and happy. She credits the BBQ for her time spent in the gym.