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

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

Dr. Donald Weaver is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. His clinical interests include colon cancer, thyroid surgery, and gastrointestinal cancer surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Weaver studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Weaver trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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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, who practices in Detroit, MI and Grosse Pointe, MI, is a medical specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hernia. Dr. Knuth is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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 is a physician who 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. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Baylor 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 is a general surgeon and intensivist in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Detroit, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Mostafa include pancreas problems, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and liver cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mostafa honors. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Howard University Hospital. Dr. Mostafa 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Detroit, MI. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edelman takes. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Edelman is affiliated with 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. Samantha Leigh Tarras, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
4160 John R; Suite 615
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Samantha Tarras is a medical specialist in trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Tarras's clinical interests include breast surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and injuries. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Tarras's professional 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
4160 John R; Suite 615
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Lawrence Diebel's specialties are trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Diebel include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. Dr. Diebel is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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