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We found 11 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Medicare near West Bloomfield, MI.

Dr. William Lee Kestenberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5777 West Maple Road; Suite 200
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. William Kestenberg specializes in general surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Kestenberg's clinical interests: breast ultrasound, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. He honors AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kestenberg obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Kestenberg is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Vacuum-Assisted Core Breast Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bashar George Yaldo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
44555 Woodward Avenue; Suite 201
Pontiac, MI
 

Dr. Bashar Yaldo sees patients in Pontiac, MI. His medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and graves disease. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Dr. Yaldo attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Yaldo (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Yaldo is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), McLaren Health Care, and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Aspiration, Graves Disease, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Miguel Fernando Alvelo Rivera, MD
Specializes in Other, Thoracic Surgery
6777 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alvelo-Rivera include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and esophageal motility disorders. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Alvelo-Rivera speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Henry Ford Health System and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Tracheal Reconstruction, Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric J Szilagy, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
39450 W. 12 Mile Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Eric Szilagy's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and diverticular disease. He is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Szilagy is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, hernia

All Interests: Cystocele, Hemorrhoidectomy, Fulguration, Incontinence Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Jeremy Weiner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5839 West Maple Road; Suite 100
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Matthew Weiner is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in West Bloomfield, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, obesity, and gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Weiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Weiner is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School.

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All Interests: Colitis, Pancreatic Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Amalia Joanne Stefanou, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
39450 W. 12 Mile Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Amalia Stefanou's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and diverticular disease. Dr. Stefanou honors Medicare insurance. She graduated from 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. Earle W Spohn Jr., DO
Specializes in General Surgery
50 N Perry Street
Pontiac, MI
 

Dr. Earle Spohn is a general surgeon in Detroit, MI, Madison Heights, MI, and Pontiac, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spohn include breast surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Spohn accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), McLaren Health Care, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Colitis, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramsey Shehab, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
6777 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Ramsey Shehab's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in West Bloomfield, MI and Dearborn, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Shehab include adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), sports hernia (athletic pubalgia), and elbow pain. Dr. Shehab is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and Henry Ford Health System. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Shehab attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , sports hernia (athletic pubalgia)

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Pain, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Hip Pain, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Ann Kolowich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
39450 W 12 Mile Road; Department of Ortho
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Patricia Kolowich practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Detroit, MI and Novi, MI. Dr. Kolowich studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolowich include bone pain, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and knee surgery. She accepts Medicare insurance. She has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Kolowich is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , sports hernia (athletic pubalgia), hernia

All Interests: Bone Pain, Adhesive Capsulitis, Pain, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Plantar ... (Read more)

Dr. Raimonds A Zvirbulis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6777 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Raimonds Zvirbulis is an orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include bone pain, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and elbow pain. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Zvirbulis graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Zvirbulis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Latvian and German. Dr. Zvirbulis is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Bone Pain, Adhesive Capsulitis, Pain, Elbow Pain, Knee Ligament Injuries, Hip Pain, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaunna Coggeshall Sears, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
39450 W. 12 Mile Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Shaunna Sears works as a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist in Sterling Heights, MI, Novi, MI, and Detroit, MI. Her areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and knee surgery. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Sears attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Sears is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , sports hernia (athletic pubalgia), hernia

All Interests: Bone Pain, Adhesive Capsulitis, Pain, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Plantar ... (Read more)

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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.