We found 10 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Eagon include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Eagon is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Eagon is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gallbladder ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Hawkins include hepatobiliary cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Patient ratings for Dr. Hawkins average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hawkins takes. Dr. Hawkins attended medical school 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. His professional 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. 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 is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in general surgery. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Klingensmith is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klingensmith takes. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. Her education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency 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. Leslie Michael Brunt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. L. Brunt sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, he is particularly interested in 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. Dr. Brunt honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Brunt graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Awad include esophageal cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. Dr. Awad is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Awad attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Awad trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Hiatal Hernia, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder ... (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 in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Dillon completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Dillon 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. Benjamin David Kozower, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Kozower practices general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kozower attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. His professional affiliations include 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Puri include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Puri is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Puri (or staff) is conversant in 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)

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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 medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hall completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hall include thyroid cancer and endocrine surgery. He accepts Medicaid insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Hall is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Blatnik is a general surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blatnik takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Blatnik attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 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: Abdominal Hernia, Minimally Invasive Procedures

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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.