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

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Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, 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. Catherine Jane Hunter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, 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. Michael Fentriss Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
581 Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Michael Wilson works as a general surgeon in Hoffman Estates, IL. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Wilson has indicated that his clinical interests include breast issues, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Hernia, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
880 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah's specialty is pediatric general surgery. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. Dr. Abdullah is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Neonatal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. William E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, 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. 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' areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Dr. Rantis is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rantis accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , groin hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anorectal Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Bernard Lautz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Lautz's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Lautz graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is especially interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Lautz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Solid Tumor, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Kane practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. Dr. Kane is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kane has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Neck Problems, Hernia, Gastric ... (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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Guske include gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Guske attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. His medical residency was performed at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Guske speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Colon Surgery, Thyroid ... (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 surgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aki include breast surgery, breast issues, and gallbladder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Aki & Pae Surgical Associates. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aki obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Steven Cohen works as a general surgeon in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and breast issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Cohen attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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)

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) in Arlington Heights, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Mahon include breast cancer surgery, minor surgery, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Advanced Surgical Associates. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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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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