We found 16 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept CIGNA Plans near Chicago, IL.

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

Dr. Marleta Reynolds' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Reynolds completed residency programs at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mary Madonna's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. In her practice, Dr. Madonna focuses on surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Madonna performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Madonna honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hunter obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hunter welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Esophageal Surgery, Hernia, Stomach ... (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 medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Coran attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Anthony Chin's medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. He is especially interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Chin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Chin attended Indiana University School of Medicine. His 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. Chin 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. Nathaniel Jolas Soper, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nathaniel Soper's specialty is general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Soper's clinical interests: 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 a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. Dr. Soper accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice 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. William E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; Box 24 - Urology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Kaplan practices pediatric urology in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Patients gave Dr. Kaplan an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include neurogenic bladder, kidney problems, and hydrocele. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kaplan 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 following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Kidney Problems, Hydrocele, Urinary ... (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 works as a general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fronza include cancer surgery, achalasia, and colon cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Fronza's residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Nagle graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nagle honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Nagle is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Toyama's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and gallbladder problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Toyama's professional affiliations include 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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All Interests: Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. McGee include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. McGee performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. McGee honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. Willson H Hartz III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1525; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Wilson Hartz's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Hartz is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartz include gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and colon problems. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hartz's practice is open to 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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Hungness attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hungness include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hungness is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Dumanian is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Dumanian is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dumanian honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Dumanian attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Dumanian is conversant in 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 works as a pediatric urologist. Dr. Lindgren's clinical interests encompass hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lindgren is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kahrilas has a special interest in barrett's esophagus, hiatal hernia, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. Dr. Kahrilas has received the following distinction: 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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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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