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We found 20 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Aetna near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Erin Elizabeth Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, 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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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, 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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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Dr. Rashmi Dilip Kabre, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery
1653 W Harrison Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rashmi Kabre practices thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kabre include surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kabre takes. Before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kabre attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kabre has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

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

Dr. Mary Beth Beth Madonna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary Madonna is a pediatric general surgery specialist. Dr. Madonna's clinical interests include surgical procedures. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Madonna completed residency programs at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Madonna is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Jane Hunter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue #63; Division of Pediatric Surgery
Chicago, 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. Anthony C Chin, MS, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Chin works as a pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Westchester, IL. He is especially interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Chin is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Chin is not currently accepting new patients. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Burns, Solid Tumor, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Hernia, Sepsis, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathaniel Jolas Soper, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nathaniel Soper works as a general surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, gallbladder problems, and hiatal hernia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Soper attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. Dr. Soper has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Hiatal Hernia, Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arnold Gerald Coran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Arnold Coran's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. Dr. Coran takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, 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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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

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

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Fronza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1525; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fronza is a medical specialist in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fronza include cancer surgery, achalasia, and colon cancer. Dr. Fronza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fronza accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fronza's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Bernard Lautz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
251 E Huron Street; Galter 3-150
Chicago, 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
250 E Superior Street
Chicago, 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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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Dr. Alexander P Nagle, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alex Nagle practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Chicago, IL. Dr. Nagle attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nagle include achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Nagle average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nagle takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Francis McGee, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael McGee works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. McGee attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McGee welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Anorectal Problems, Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark T Toyama, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1525; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Toyama, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Toyama include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and gallbladder problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Toyama attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Toyama is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric S Hungness, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Eric Hungness is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His clinical interests include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Hungness has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hungness accepts. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Nissen Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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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.