We found 6 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept AARP near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
29000 Little Mack Avenue; Suite B
St. Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Ahmed Meguid practices general surgery. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Meguid takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meguid (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Meguid is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Akash Rushikumar Sheth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
21000 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 112
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Akash Sheth is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Sheth attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sheth completed a residency program at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He is especially interested in breast surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Sheth is conversant in Gujarati. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Donn Michael Schroder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
29000 Little Mack; Suite B
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Donn Schroder's area of specialization is general surgery. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schroder include stomach surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Schroder is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Schroder has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Roger E Bigelow, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
27472 Schoenherr Road; Suite 150
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Roger Bigelow is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include breast surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and breast issues. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bigelow attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Bigelow's professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Michael George Taylor, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
24535 Jefferson Avenue
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Michael Taylor specializes in general surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Taylor's clinical interests include thyroid problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gallbladder problems. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Taylor is professionally affiliated with 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
29000 Little Mack Avenue; Suite 500
Saint Clair Shores, 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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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.