We found 15 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept CIGNA Plans 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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). 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 Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Reynolds completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. 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's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. She is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Hunter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Hunter obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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

Dr. William E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; Box 24 - Urology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Kaplan specializes in pediatric urology. Dr. Kaplan's clinical interests include neurogenic bladder, kidney problems, and hydrocele. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaplan average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan takes. Dr. Kaplan has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Kidney Problems, Hydrocele, Urinary ... (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 and practices in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Westchester, IL. In his practice, Dr. Chin focuses on surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Burns, Solid Tumor, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Hernia, Sepsis, 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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Nagle is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Nagle attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Nagle welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael McGee practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. McGee attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. Dr. McGee honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His 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. Nathaniel J Soper, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nathaniel Soper is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Soper's areas of expertise include achalasia, gallbladder problems, and hiatal hernia. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. Dr. Soper has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Mary Beth Madonna's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Her education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In her practice, she is particularly interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Madonna is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include 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. Mark Thomas Toyama, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1525; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Toyama is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Toyama's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and gallbladder problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Toyama's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Willson Hartz is a general surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and colon problems. Patients gave Dr. Hartz an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hartz is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Issues, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, ... (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, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Patients rated Dr. Hungness highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Hungness completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Nissen ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Fronza's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Chicago, IL. 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. Dr. Fronza accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fronza is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Fronza attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Gregory Ara Dumanian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Dumanian is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Dumanian average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Dumanian is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Dumanian attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dumanian trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Dumanian speaks Armenian.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Lip Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2300 Children's Plaza; Box 24
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren is a specialist in pediatric urology. He works in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lindgren's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Lindgren has an open panel.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter J Kahrilas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Peter Kahrilas works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Kahrilas is especially interested in barrett's esophagus, hiatal hernia, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahrilas has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's Esophagus

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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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