We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Blue Preferred Plus near Detroit, MI.

Dr. Donald Willard Weaver, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4100 John R Wertz Clinic
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Donald Weaver is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Weaver's clinical interests: colon cancer, thyroid surgery, and gastrointestinal cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weaver attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Thomas Edward Knuth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2799 W Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Knuth is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Detroit, MI and Grosse Pointe, MI. Dr. Knuth's clinical interests encompass hernia. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Gamal Mostafa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
4100 John R Wertz Clinic
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Gamal Mostafa practices general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Detroit, MI. Dr. Mostafa's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and liver cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Howard University Hospital. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Mostafa's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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Dr. David Aaron Edelman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4160 John R; Suite 615
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. David Edelman works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Detroit, MI. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Edelman is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Edelman trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfred Eugene Baylor III, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Care, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
4160 John R; Suite 615
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Alfred Baylor specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, wound care, and trauma surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baylor include intensive care, colon cancer, and graves disease. Dr. Baylor accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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Dr. Samantha Leigh Tarras, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
4160 John R; Suite 615
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Samantha Tarras' specialties are trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tarras include breast surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and injuries. Her professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Tarras takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Lawrence N Diebel, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
Harper Professional Building, Suite 615; 4160 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Lawrence Diebel, who practices in Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Diebel is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diebel include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and heart problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diebel attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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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.