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

Dr. Erin Elizabeth Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Erin Rowell is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. Dr. Rowell's clinical interests include surgical procedures. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rowell is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Reynolds is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and 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.

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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 specialty is pediatric general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Madonna include 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. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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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. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunter takes. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Esophageal Surgery, Hernia, Stomach ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anthony Chin is a pediatric general surgeon. He is especially interested in surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chin takes. Dr. Chin studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chin is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. Nathaniel Jolas Soper, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nathaniel Soper specializes in general surgery. 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 is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Soper's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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. Arnold Gerald Coran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Arnold Coran's medical specialty is pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Coran include cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Coran attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (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 is a general surgeon. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, achalasia, and colon cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fronza honors. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fronza completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Fronza has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Nagle attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nagle is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gastrointestinal ... (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 medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Areas of expertise for Dr. McGee include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for 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. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Anorectal Problems, Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, ... (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 is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Toyama is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. 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. 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 physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Hungness is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Hungness performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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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 practices general surgery. Dr. Hartz attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hartz include gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and colon problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hartz takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His 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: Breast Issues, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder 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 Chicago, IL physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among Dr. Dumanian's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Dumanian is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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). Dr. Dumanian has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Dumanian speaks Armenian. He is 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 is a specialist in pediatric urology. He works in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. Patients gave Dr. Lindgren an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Chicago, IL. In Dr. Kahrilas's practice, he is particularly interested in barrett's esophagus, hiatal hernia, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kahrilas's practice is open to 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.