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We found 12 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Humana Gold HMO 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 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
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, 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. Michael Fentriss Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
581 Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Michael Wilson works as a general surgeon. Dr. Wilson's clinical interests include breast issues, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Wilson trained at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Hernia, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery

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. 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. 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 practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rantis include groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO.

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

Dr. Fizan Abdullah is a pediatric general surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Abdullah focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Abdullah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Abdullah trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. He 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Neonatal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Lautz include surgical procedures. Dr. Lautz 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. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lautz attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Lautz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. He is not accepting 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. 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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guske include gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guske takes. Dr. Guske attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 specializes in general surgery and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He 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. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Mr. Kane include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Mr. Kane's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. David Mahon is a physician who specializes in general surgery, wound care, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: breast cancer surgery, minor surgery, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Mahon's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Advanced Surgical Associates. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mahon 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)

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

Dr. Robert Aki specializes in general surgery and practices in Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Aki's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast surgery, breast issues, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Aki & Pae Surgical Associates. He honors 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 the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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.