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We found 6 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Medicare near Ann Arbor, MI.

Dr. Arnold Gerald Coran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1540 E Hospital Drive; Space 4211
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Arnold Coran practices pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among Dr. Coran's clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coran honors. Before completing his residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Dr. Coran attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His professional affiliations include the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Boris Mychaliska, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1540 E Hospital Drive Space 4211; C.s. Mott Children's Hospital, Floor 4
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. George Mychaliska's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Mychaliska (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Mychaliska is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Diaphragmatic Hernia, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Marcus Dominic Jarboe, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1540 E Hospital Drive Space 4211; C.s. Mott Children's Hospital, Floor 4
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Marcus Jarboe is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jarboe include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Bruce Hirschl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
1540 E Hospital Drive Space 4211; C.s. Mott Children's Hospital, Floor 4
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Ronald Hirschl is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Hirschl attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia, diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard E Burney, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1500 E Medical Center Drive Space 5332; Taubman Center, Floor 2 Reception C
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Richard Burney works as a surgeon. He is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Burney studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Burney completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Burney is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, inguinal hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Inguinal Hernia, Endoscopic Surgery, Incisional Hernia, Pilonidal Cysts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amalia Joanne Stefanou, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5325 Elliott Drive; Suite 104
Ypsilanti, MI
 

Dr. Amalia Stefanou's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and diverticular disease. Dr. Stefanou honors Medicare insurance. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Greek. Dr. Stefanou is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, hernia

All Interests: Cystocele, Hemorrhoidectomy, Fulguration, Incontinence Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, ... (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.