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

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

Dr. J. Eagon is a specialist in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eagon include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Eagon takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Leslie Michael Brunt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. L. Brunt, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, hiatal hernia, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Brunt is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency 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 works as a general surgeon and oncologist in Saint Louis, MO. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hawkins include hepatobiliary cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. His 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: Revision Surgery, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sarcoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Awad is a general surgeon. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. Dr. Awad honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. 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, 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 works as a general surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Klingensmith's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and gastrointestinal surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Klingensmith's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. 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 pediatric general surgeon. Dr. Dillon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , groin hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Rectal Problems, Mediastinal Disease, Burns, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Groin ... (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 general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Puri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Puri studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kozower include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Kozower completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, and Salem VA Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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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