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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 is a general surgeon in West Bloomfield, MI and Farmington, MI. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast ultrasound, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Dr. Kestenberg is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Mount Carmel Health System for residency. Dr. Kestenberg has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Hebrew. He is 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, who practices in Pontiac, MI, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and graves disease. Dr. Yaldo takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Dr. Yaldo (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His professional affiliations include 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 practices thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Alvelo-Rivera average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and esophageal motility disorders. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Alvelo-Rivera is affiliated with 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, who practices in Novi, MI and Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and diverticular disease. Dr. Szilagy takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Henry Ford Hospital.

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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in West Bloomfield, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer screening, and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Weiner is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Weiner is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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 is a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Stefanou speaks Greek. Her areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and diverticular disease. She is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Stefanou graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 works as a general surgeon. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Spohn performed his residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. His areas of expertise include breast surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid surgery. He takes Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic 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 works as a family medicine practitioner and sports medicine specialist in West Bloomfield, MI and Dearborn, MI. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shehab include frozen shoulder, sports hernia (athletic pubalgia), and elbow pain. Dr. Shehab honors Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: bone pain, frozen shoulder, and knee surgery. Dr. Kolowich is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kolowich studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. She has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in West Bloomfield, MI and Dearborn, MI. Dr. Zvirbulis's areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, frozen shoulder, and elbow pain. He is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Zvirbulis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Latvian and German.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Shaunna Sears practices family medicine and sports medicine. Her clinical interests include bone pain, frozen shoulder, and knee surgery. Dr. Sears is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Sears is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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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.