We found 13 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include 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
880 W. Central Road, Suite 6400; Box 77
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Hunter is a physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Hunter attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hunter include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Hunter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is 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
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 210 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Michael Wilson sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is general surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Wilson's areas of expertise 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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdullah include surgical procedures. Dr. Abdullah honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Abdullah completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. His professional 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 open to 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. William E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. William Kaplan is a specialist in pediatric urology. Patients rated Dr. Kaplan highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaplan include neurogenic bladder, kidney problems, and hydrocele. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kaplan has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Rantis's clinical interests include groin hernia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Rantis is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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. He is especially interested in surgical procedures. His professional 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 obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

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

Dr. Stephen Michael Cohen, MBA, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 205, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Cohen works as a general surgeon in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and breast issues. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Cohen studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cohen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Colectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Laser Treatment, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Breast ... (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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include thyroid problems, gastric bypass surgery, and breast issues. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kane is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Kane 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. 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Guske's clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Guske highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 works as a general surgeon. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include breast surgery, breast issues, and gallbladder problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aki accepts. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Aki's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, wound care, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Mahon's clinical interests include breast cancer surgery, minor surgery, and gallbladder problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Mahon attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Mahon has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His 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. Bruce Walter Lindgren, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Doctor's Building One; Suite 425
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Lindgren sees patients in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric urology. In Dr. Lindgren's practice, he is particularly interested in hydronephrosis, laparoscopic surgery, and da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Lindgren's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (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.