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We found 2 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Humana Platinum near Evanston, IL.

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Andrew Steve Agos MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1000 Central Street; Suite 800
Evanston, IL
(847) 570-1700

Dr. Andrew Agos is a general surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, Lincolnwood, IL, and Skokie, IL. His clinical interests include gallbladder problems, colon problems, and hernia. Dr. Agos is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Agos studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Hernia, Gall Bladder, Colon

Dr. Thomas John Chorba MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2740 W Foster Avenue; Suite 105
Chicago, IL
(773) 561-4477

Dr. Thomas Chorba works as a general surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. Dr. Chorba is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Chorba welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Biliary Colic, Gall Bladder, Hernia, Trauma


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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.