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

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

Dr. J. Eagon's medical specialty is general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Eagon is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Dr. Eagon's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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 works as a general surgeon. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Awad attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

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 surgeon and cancer surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. These areas are among Dr. Brunt's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, hiatal hernia, and endocrine surgery. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brunt is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brunt completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and oncology (cancer care). Dr. Hawkins's clinical interests include hepatobiliary cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hawkins attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , abdominal hernia

All Interests: Revision Surgery, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ... (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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Her medical specialty is general surgery. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and gastrointestinal surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Klingensmith takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Klingensmith completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (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 sees patients in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Puri completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Puri (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include 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. Patrick Aloysius Dillon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Dillon works as a pediatric general surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dillon accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , groin hernia

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Blatnik sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His medical specialty is general surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Blatnik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , abdominal hernia

All Interests: Abdominal Hernia, Minimally Invasive Procedures

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
915 North Grand Boulevard; Va Medical Center: John Cochran Division
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bruce Hall is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Hall focuses on thyroid cancer and endocrine surgery. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Parathyroid Disease, ... (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.