We found 9 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Medicaid near Saint Louis, MO.

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Dr. Leslie Michael Brunt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. L. Brunt is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, hiatal hernia, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Brunt's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Brunt attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Gabriel Hawkins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. William Hawkins practices general surgery and oncology (cancer care) in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of expertise include hepatobiliary cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hawkins takes. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hawkins trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hawkins is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , abdominal hernia

All Interests: Revision Surgery, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sarcoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Christopher Eagon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Bariatric Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. J. Eagon, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eagon's areas of expertise include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Eagon attended Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Magdi Awad, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Awad specializes in general surgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Awad's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Awad is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Hiatal Hernia, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary E Klingensmith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mary Klingensmith's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Klingensmith studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Klingensmith trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and gastrointestinal surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Klingensmith is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Aloysius Dillon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Dillon is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Dillon is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , groin hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Rectal Problems, Mediastinal Disease, Burns, Sarcoma, Hirschsprung Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Varun Puri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Varun Puri is a specialist in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Puri takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin David Kozower, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Kozower's areas of specialization are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His training includes residency programs at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Kozower's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Blatnik, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Blatnik is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Blatnik is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , abdominal hernia

All Interests: Abdominal Hernia, Endoscopy

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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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