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We found 18 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; #63
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Erin Rowell sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Heights, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rowell include surgical procedures. Dr. Rowell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rowell is not accepting 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; #63
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds' specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include the following: 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. Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Reynolds attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Hunter include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Hunter attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Hunter is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Dr. Anthony Chung-Ning Chin, MS, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E. Chicago Avenue; #63
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Chin works as a pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Westchester, IL. His clinical interests include surgical procedures. Dr. Chin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chin'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. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Burns, Solid Tumor, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Hernia, Sepsis, Endocrine ... (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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kabre include surgical procedures. Her 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. Dr. Kabre graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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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; #63
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary Madonna is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Her clinical interests include surgical procedures. Dr. Madonna is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Madonna trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Dr. Nathaniel Jolas Soper, MD
Specializes in Surgery
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nathaniel Soper is a medical specialist in surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. These areas are among Dr. Soper's clinical interests: achalasia, gallbladder problems, and hiatal hernia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Soper is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Fronza is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Fronza's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, achalasia, and colon cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Fronza is professionally affiliated with 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, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (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 pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and intensive care specialist. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. Dr. Coran is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Timothy Bernard Lautz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
251 E Huron Street; Galter 3-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Lautz specializes in pediatric general surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, Heights, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lautz include surgical procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. Dr. Lautz obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 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. Dr. Lautz is closed to 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. Mark T Toyama, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
676 N. Saint Clair; Arkes 1525
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Toyama sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Toyama's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Toyama is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Fizan Abdullah sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Abdullah attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. In Dr. Abdullah's practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

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

Dr. Alexander P Nagle, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alex Nagle's specialty is bariatric surgery. Dr. Nagle has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nagle include achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nagle obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric S Hungness, MD
Specializes in Surgery
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Eric Hungness sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hungness include obesity, achalasia, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Hungness has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Wilson Hartz is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in general surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Hartz a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and hemorrhoids. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Hartz's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hartz has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Breast Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Problems, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tolulope Abiodun Oyetunji, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
250 E Superior Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Tolulope Oyetunji's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Oyetunji is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He graduated from Ogun State University, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences. He trained at Howard University Hospital for residency.

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

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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.