We found 19 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Aetna near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds works as a pediatric general surgeon. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (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 in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hunter include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hunter's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Abdominal Problems, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony C Chin, MS, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Chin specializes in pediatric general surgery. In his practice, Dr. Chin focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Chin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel. Dr. Chin graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah works as a pediatric general surgeon. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Abdullah has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is accepting 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. William E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; Box 24 - Urology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Kaplan is a pediatric urology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplan include neurogenic bladder, kidney problems, and hydrocele. Dr. Kaplan is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kaplan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Kidney Problems, Hydrocele, Urinary ... (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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. His professional affiliations include the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Coran is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital for residency.

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

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

Dr. Rashmi Kabre is a thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery specialist. Dr. Kabre has a special interest in surgical procedures. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kabre attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Kabre has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

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

Dr. Nathaniel J 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 in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, gallbladder problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Soper is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Soper has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is open to 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. Mary Beth N Madonna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary Beth Madonna is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. Dr. Madonna attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. She has a special interest in surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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

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, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Nagle's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Nagle has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Mark Thomas Toyama, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1525; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Toyama practices general surgery. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Toyama accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Toyama is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally ... (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 pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Heights, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lautz include surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Lautz performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lautz takes. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Solid Tumor, ... (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 is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McGee include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. McGee's education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McGee's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Anal Cancer, Anorectal Problems, Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (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' specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hungness include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Hungness's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Hungness has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

Dr. Willson H Hartz III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1525; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Wilson Hartz is a medical specialist in general surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hartz at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and colon problems. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hartz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Fronza specializes in surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fronza include cancer surgery, achalasia, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Fronza attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fronza's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, hernia

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