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 general surgery specialist in Dallas, TX. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has indicated that her clinical interests include laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic appendectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Puzziferri honors. Dr. Puzziferri has received the following distinctions: 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Henry's areas of expertise include the following: lipoma, laparoscopic gastrostomy, and small bowel resection. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henry honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Henry trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Laycock-Snyder Faculty Teaching Award Contributions to Residency Program. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Baylor University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Stephens's clinical interests include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stephens's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. White performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. White include small bowel resection, colectomy (colon resection), and inguinal hernia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White accepts. 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Dallas, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Preskitt's clinical interests: 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Preskitt is 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. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3808 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kennedy 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 Rockwall. She is an in-network provider for 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. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

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

Dr. Daniel Davis' specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX. Dr. Davis speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davis include achalasia, laparoscopic heller myotomy, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Davis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Blue Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

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

Dr. David Arnold is a general surgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arnold's clinical interests include incisional hernia, laparoscopic heller myotomy, and inguinal hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He 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. Dr. Arnold attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in general surgery. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Le's clinical interests: gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hiatal hernia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. Steven Gary Leeds, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3410 Worth Street; Suite 235
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Leeds practices general surgery in Dallas, TX. These areas are among Dr. Leeds's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, achalasia, and esophageal surgery. 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 Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and 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. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; #710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith's area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Schatz is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schatz include cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schatz 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's specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Her areas of expertise include cancer screening, pain, and celiac disease. She is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Murakami is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Murakami completed her residency training at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the following distinctions: 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)

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

Dr. Damien Mallat's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mallat include indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Pine Creek Medical Center. Dr. Mallat is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Mallat has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mallat has received the following distinction: 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 specializes in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. Dr. Mason is 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. Dr. Mason attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received the following distinction: 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.
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