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We found 15 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Nancy Puzziferri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Puzziferri is a medical specialist in general surgery. She studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Puzziferri completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In her practice, she is particularly interested in laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic appendectomy. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Puzziferri's distinctions include: Student National Medical Association President's Award; Public Health Service Certificate of Recognition; and Un of Wisconsin Medical School Student Leadership and Service Award. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Gallstones, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Henry is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Henry's areas of expertise include the following: lipoma, laparoscopic gastrostomy, and small bowel resection. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Henry attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Laycock-Snyder Faculty Teaching Award Contributions to Residency Program.

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Relevant Interests: , ventral hernia, inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, hernia

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastrostomy, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendectomy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 958
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens works as a general surgeon in Kaufman, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Stephens speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Stephens is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stephens welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Drake White, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Wendy White practices general surgery. Her areas of expertise include small bowel resection, colectomy (colon resection), and inguinal hernia. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. White attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. White is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ventral hernia, inguinal hernia, diaphragmatic hernia, umbilical hernia, hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Tumor, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Thomas Preskitt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3410 Worth Street; Suite 235
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John Preskitt is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Patients rated Dr. Preskitt highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Preskitt include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Preskitt has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3808 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Her clinical interests include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kennedy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lam Duy Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3409 Worth Street; Suite 640
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Lam Le's area of specialization is general surgery. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Le takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Le has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Adrenal Disorders, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Geoffrey Davis, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Davis is a specialist in general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Davis include achalasia, laparoscopic heller myotomy, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Davis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Blue Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Heartburn, Hiatal Hernia, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Gary Leeds, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3410 Worth Street; Suite 235
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Leeds' specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leeds include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Leeds is professionally affiliated with HealthTexas Provider Network. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia, hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Appendectomy, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. David Thomas Arnold Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3808 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Arnold specializes in general surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arnold's clinical interests include incisional hernia, laparoscopic heller myotomy, and inguinal hernia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Arnold is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, inguinal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Incisional ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; #710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith works as a general surgeon in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Appendectomy, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Schatz is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Dallas, TX, Carrollton, TX, and McKinney, TX. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Schatz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol Sumi Murakami, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Carol Murakami practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Murakami include cancer screening, pain, and celiac disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Murakami include: Excellence in Clerkship Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine; Dean's List University of California, Los Angeles; and Dean's List University of California, Riverside.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Ascites, Rectal Problems, Hemorrhage, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Damien Bassam Mallat, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
411 North Washington; Suite 6000
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Damien Mallat is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mallat honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Mallat has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mallat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Park Mason, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3410 Worth Street; Suite 235
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Mason is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Mason's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Transplant, Hiatal Hernia, Da Vinci Surgery, Acid Reflux, Video-Assisted ... (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.