Henry R. Bishop, M.D.
Specializing in: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Locations: Quivira, Metcalf and Lenexa
- Undergraduate Degree: University of Texas, Arlington, Bachelor of Science
- Medical Degree: University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio, Texas
- Internship: University of Missouri, Kansas City, Truman Medical Center
- Residency: Truman Medical Center (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
- Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
- American College of Obstetricians/Gynecologists
- Kansas City Gynecological Society
- Kansas Medical Society
- Medical Society of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties
- Overland Park Regional Medical Center
- Saint Luke's South Hospital
- State of Kansas
About Dr. Bishop
During the 27 years he has practiced obstetrics and gynecology at Kansas City Women’s Clinic (KCWC), Henry R. Bishop, M.D., has played an important part in revolutionizing surgery for women. “When I first began seeing patients, women avoided having surgery for some very serious health problems because they knew it would mean putting their lives on hold for six to eight weeks while they recovered, but that no longer is the case,” Dr. Bishop says. “Thanks to the minimally invasive surgical techniques now available, most of our patients are able to return home within 24 hours, and get back to their normal routines in a matter of days, rather than weeks.”
With more than 31 years of experience in the field, Dr. Bishop has advanced training in minimally invasive surgical techniques. He is the founder and director of the Kansas City Minimally Invasive Therapy Institute for Women, an organization dedicated to educating women and physicians about the newest surgical treatments available. Through the institute, Dr. Bishop has taught gynecologists from across the United States and beyond the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Bishop and his colleagues have even traveled to China, where they spent 10 days sharing their expertise with that country’s doctors.
Dr. Bishop is interested in global women’s health issues, and currently is developing a device that would allow physicians to perform minimally invasive surgery without using electricity. “This could represent a significant advance for women in third-world countries, who could benefit from the many minimally invasive surgeries that have become routine in the United States,” Dr. Bishop says.
Dr. Bishop also has made giving back to the community and underserved women a priority. He has been involved with organizations such as SafeHome, Planned Parenthood, the Medical Missions Foundation, the World Outreach Foundation and Heart to Heart International.
Dr. Bishop has five children. In his off hours, he enjoys spending time in the mountains of New Mexico with his family and friends, camping, hiking and fishing.