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We found 9 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept MultiPlan near Arlington Heights, IL.

Dr. Erin Elizabeth Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Erin Rowell specializes in pediatric general surgery. Before performing her residency at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Dr. Rowell attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school. Her clinical interests include surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Rowell is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ovarian Disease, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds' specialty is pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reynolds takes. Dr. Reynolds graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Reynolds trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Reynolds is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Fentriss Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
581 Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Michael Wilson is a general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include breast issues, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hernia, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Catherine Jane Hunter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Hunter is a pediatric general surgeon. Dr. Hunter graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Her residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hunter include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hunter's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Esophageal Surgery, Hernia, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
880 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Winfield, IL. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abdullah accepts. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. Dr. Abdullah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Neonatal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Bernard Lautz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Lautz is a physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lautz accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Pyloric Stenosis, Biliary Disorders, Esophagus Problems, Diaphragmatic Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tolulope Abiodun Oyetunji, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
880 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Tolulope Oyetunji's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Oyetunji is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After attending Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Pelvic Problems, Hernia, Counseling Services

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Specializes in General Surgery, Wound Care, Critical Care
880 W. Central Road; Suite 5000
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. David Mahon is a specialist in general surgery, wound care, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Arlington Heights, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mahon include breast cancer surgery, minor surgery, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Advanced Surgical Associates. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahon honors. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Dr. Robert H Aki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
605 W Central Road; Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Robert Aki is a medical specialist in general surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Aki attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: breast surgery, breast issues, and gallbladder problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aki is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Aki & Pae Surgical Associates.

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All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Hernia Surgery, Colon Problems

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What is a Hernia?

A hernia happens when tissue from inside the body pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles, coming through to the front of the body under the skin. Hernias happen most often in the groin area. Some hernias are extremely painful, and some feel numb or do not hurt at all. While most hernias are not an emergency, all hernias require surgery to move the tissue back into the correct place and reinforce the muscle wall.

Hernia surgery can be performed as open surgery, where an incision is made directly over the hernia, or laparoscopically, where several small incisions are made and the surgery is performed using very small tools and cameras in thin flexible tubes. The surgeon simply places the herniated tissue back into place and closes up the muscle. Small hernias may be only sutured or stapled closed, while larger hernias may be reinforced with mesh to prevent future hernias. A hernia surgery is called herniorraphy and a hernia surgery with implanted mesh is called hernioplasty.

Unless a hernia is very large or there are surgical complications, most patients go home from the hospital the same day as their surgery. You will be given specific instructions on how to care for your surgical wound by your medical team. In general, it takes a few days to be back on your feet and two to three weeks to fully recover from hernia surgery. After hernia surgery, it is important to drink lots of water and eat high fiber foods to prevent straining during bowel movements, which may cause pain and pressure at the hernia site. It’s also important to refrain from heavy lifting for several weeks in order to protect the abdominal muscles until they fully heal.