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We found 12 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Elk Grove Village, IL.

Dr. Erin Elizabeth Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
800 W Central Road
Arlington Heights, 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
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, 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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All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Jane Hunter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
675 W. Central Road; #101
Arlington Heights, 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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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Fentriss Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
581 Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Michael Wilson is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Wilson has indicated that his clinical interests include breast issues, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Wilson attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Hernia, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Peter C Rantis Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Peter Rantis works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rantis include groin hernia, sleeve gastrectomy, and gallbladder problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Rantis a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Dr. Rantis is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , groin hernia, hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Bernard Lautz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, 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. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
880 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, 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. Paul J Guske Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Paul Guske practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Guske include gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Guske speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Colon Surgery, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Michael Cohen, MBA, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
800 Beisteerfield Road; Suite 3004
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Cohen is a general surgery specialist. His clinical interests include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and breast issues. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. Dr. Cohen studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Colectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Laser Treatment, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Breast ... (Read more)

James M Kane Jr.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Mr. James Kane is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Mr. Kane include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Mr. Kane's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. Mr. Kane has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Neck Problems, Hernia, Gastric ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Wound Care, Critical Care
880 West Central Road; Suite 3800
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. David Mahon practices general surgery, wound care, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Mahon's areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, minor surgery, and gallbladder problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahon takes. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mahon's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Advanced Surgical Associates.

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All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Minor Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert H Aki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
605 W. Central Road; Suite 201
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Robert Aki is a general surgeon in Arlington Heights, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aki include breast surgery, breast issues, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Aki's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Aki & Pae Surgical Associates. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Aki has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Hernia Surgery, Colon Problems

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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.