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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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Detroit, MI. His clinical interests include colon cancer, thyroid surgery, and gastrointestinal cancer surgery. Dr. Weaver is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Knuth is a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist in Detroit, MI and Grosse Pointe, MI. In his practice, Dr. Knuth focuses on hernia. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Before performing his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Dr. Knuth attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Knuth takes.

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All Interests: Hernia

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's areas of specialization are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, wound care, and trauma surgery. Dr. Baylor's clinical interests include intensive care, colon cancer, and graves disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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

Dr. Gamal Mostafa, who practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Mostafa's clinical interests include pancreas problems, liver cancer, and upper endoscopy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic and Howard University Hospital. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with 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, who practices in Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Edelman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Edelman completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia, hernia

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

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

Dr. Samantha Tarras practices trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Tarras's areas of expertise include breast surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and injuries. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tarras honors. She attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Diebel's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diebel honors. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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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.