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We found 12 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. Erin Elizabeth Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Erin Rowell's medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. She has a special interest in surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rowell honors. Dr. Rowell is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and a graduate of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital's residency program. 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. Unfortunately, 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 physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Reynolds is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Reynolds trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Reynolds is accepting 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
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Hunter is a physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. Her areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Hunter is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Hunter's professional affiliations include 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
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 210 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Michael Wilson is a Hoffman Estates, IL physician who specializes in general surgery. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Wilson's clinical interests include breast issues, hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson is professionally 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 is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rantis include anorectal surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rantis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Rantis performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Colon ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Timothy Lautz is a pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Heights, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lautz include surgical procedures. 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. Dr. Lautz is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Lautz 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Guske completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Guske 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. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
880 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah practices pediatric general surgery. He is especially interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Abdullah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. 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)

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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Patient ratings for Mr. Kane average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. Mr. Kane accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Mr. Kane completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Aki attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His clinical interests include breast surgery, breast issues, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Aki's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aki takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Aki & Pae Surgical Associates.

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

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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 general surgery, wound care, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast cancer surgery, minor surgery, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Mahon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Mahon has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Stephen Michael Cohen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 205, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Steven Cohen's specialty is general surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and breast issues. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Cohen is 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)

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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.