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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 works as a general surgeon, oncologist, and bariatric surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His areas of expertise include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Eagon a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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 is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. Dr. Awad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Gallbladder Removal ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kozower include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kozower studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Kozower trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Salem VA Medical Center, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer ... (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). Clinical interests for Dr. Brunt include minimally invasive surgery, hiatal hernia, and endocrine surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Brunt is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency.

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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). His areas of expertise include hepatobiliary cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Patients rated Dr. Hawkins highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hawkins attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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, 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 is a specialist in general surgery. She works in Saint Louis, MO. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Klingensmith has a closed panel.

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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's specialties are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Puri's areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. 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 All India Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic 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 is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Dillon honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Dillon attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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 works as a general surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Blatnik attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include thyroid cancer and endocrine surgery. He is in-network for Medicaid insurance. Dr. Hall attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Hall is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He 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)

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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.