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 practices pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Reynolds include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received the distinction of 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 is open to 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 specializes in pediatric general surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She has a special interest in surgical procedures. Dr. Madonna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hunter include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Hunter is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hunter is open to 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 pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coran include cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Coran is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Peter Bent Brigham Hospital's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as 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 works as a pediatric general surgeon. His areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Dr. Chin's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chin takes. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Chin 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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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 is a general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soper include achalasia, gallbladder problems, and hiatal hernia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Soper 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. Dr. Soper 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 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 works as a pediatric urologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Kaplan's areas of clinical interest consist of neurogenic bladder, kidney problems, and hydrocele. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaplan is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Kaplan trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kaplan has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is 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. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Fronza takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nagle include achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Nagle attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nagle has an open panel.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gastrointestinal ... (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 specializes in general surgery and practices in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Toyama include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toyama takes. Dr. Toyama has an open panel. 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).

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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's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McGee include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. Dr. McGee's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. McGee attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartz include gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and colon problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Hartz a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hartz honors. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Hartz has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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' areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Hungness's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hungness include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Hungness is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Hungness completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Chicago, IL. Dr. Dumanian graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dumanian is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Dumanian speaks Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bruce Lindgren practices pediatric urology in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has a special interest in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lindgren has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Lindgren is accepting 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' specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in barrett's esophagus, hiatal hernia, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kahrilas is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kahrilas's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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.