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We found 7 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's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. Dr. Coran takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. His hospital/clinic 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 medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Mychaliska attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Mychaliska (or staff) speaks Spanish and Ukrainian. Dr. Mychaliska is professionally affiliated with 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: 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's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Jarboe graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. He is professionally affiliated with 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). He is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Hirschl's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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, who practices in Ann Arbor, MI and Livonia, MI, is a medical specialist in surgery. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Burney's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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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 works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Stefanou include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and diverticular disease. Dr. Stefanou takes Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at 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)

Dr. Dana Alexa Telem, MD
Specializes in Surgery
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive; Lobby A
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Dana Telem, who practices in Ann Arbor, MI, is a medical specialist in surgery. She is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Telem obtained her medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , groin hernia, diaphragmatic hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Groin Hernia, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Morbid Obesity, Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux, Esophagus 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.