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 medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Kestenberg is conversant in Hebrew. His areas of expertise include the following: breast ultrasound, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. Patient ratings for Dr. Kestenberg average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kestenberg honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kestenberg has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yaldo include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and graves disease. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), McLaren Health Care, and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Dr. Yaldo attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Yaldo (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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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's specialty is thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alvelo-Rivera include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and esophageal motility disorders. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Alvelo-Rivera is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Alvelo-Rivera's 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. 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. These areas are among Dr. Weiner's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer screening, and pancreatic cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Earle W Spohn Jr., DO
Specializes in General Surgery
50 N Perry Street
Pontiac, MI
 

Dr. Earle Spohn is a general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Spohn include breast surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid surgery. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals for residency. 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. Eric J Szilagy, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
39450 W. 12 Mile Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Eric Szilagy specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Szilagy's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and perianal abscess. He is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Hospital. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is in-network for 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, Anoscopy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Fulguration, Incontinence Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amalia Stefanou is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Stefanou speaks Greek. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and perianal abscess. She is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. She attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, hernia

All Interests: Cystocele, Anoscopy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Fulguration, Incontinence Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolowich include bone pain, frozen shoulder, and knee surgery. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kolowich studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kolowich has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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

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

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

Dr. Ramsey Shehab specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in West Bloomfield, MI and Dearborn, MI. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include frozen shoulder, sports hernia (athletic pubalgia), and elbow pain. Dr. Shehab accepts Medicare insurance. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , sports hernia (athletic pubalgia)

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

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

Dr. Raimonds Zvirbulis' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Zvirbulis (or staff) speaks Latvian and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zvirbulis include bone pain, frozen shoulder, and elbow pain. Dr. Zvirbulis is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Zvirbulis is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Bone Pain, Frozen Shoulder, 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 works as a family medicine practitioner and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: bone pain, frozen shoulder, and knee surgery. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Sears graduated from 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, Frozen Shoulder, 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.