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

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

Dr. Nancy Puzziferri is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. She is a graduate of 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. Her areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic appendectomy. Dr. Puzziferri honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Puzziferri is professionally 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)

Specializes in General Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Henry's specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include lipoma, laparoscopic gastrostomy, and small bowel resection. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Henry accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Henry include: Texas Super Doctors and Laycock-Snyder Faculty Teaching Award Contributions to Residency Program.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 sees patients in Kaufman, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephens include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Stephens takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Stephens's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Specializes in General Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Wendy White's area of specialization is general surgery. These areas are among Dr. White's clinical interests: small bowel resection, colectomy (colon resection), and inguinal hernia. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is 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 practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Dallas, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Preskitt average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Preskitt accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Preskitt is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

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

Dr. Steven Leeds sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, achalasia, and esophageal surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Leeds is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Daniel Davis is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Davis include achalasia, laparoscopic heller myotomy, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Davis speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Heartburn, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Upper ... (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 in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Her areas of expertise include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kennedy accepts. Dr. Kennedy studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Dr. Kennedy is accepting 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. David Thomas Arnold Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3808 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Arnold's specialty is general surgery. His clinical interests include incisional hernia, laparoscopic heller myotomy, and inguinal hernia. Patient ratings for Dr. Arnold average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arnold is an in-network provider for 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 Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Arnold is professionally 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. Lam Duy Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3409 Worth Street; Suite 640
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Lam Le is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Dallas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Carrollton, TX. His clinical interests include gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Le honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Le 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. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; #710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith is a general surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, hernia

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

Specializes in General Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Schatz's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schatz include cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Schatz is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Schatz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Her clinical interests include cancer screening, pain, and celiac disease. Dr. Murakami's professional affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murakami's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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: Whipple Procedure, Ascites, Rectal Problems, Hemorrhage, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
411 North Washington; Suite 6000
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Damien Mallat's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. Dr. Mallat is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mallat honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mason attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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.
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