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's specialty is general surgery. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic appendectomy. Dr. Puzziferri is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her residency, Dr. Puzziferri trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Puzziferri has received distinctions including Student National Medical Association President's Award; Public Health Service Certificate of Recognition; and Un of Wisconsin Medical School Student Leadership and Service Award.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Henry's clinical interests: lipoma, laparoscopic gastrostomy, and small bowel resection. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Henry attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 is a general surgeon. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Stephens attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His 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. Dr. Stephens has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Stephens's practice is open to 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 sees patients in Dallas, TX. Her medical specialty is general surgery. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. White completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: small bowel resection, colectomy (colon resection), and inguinal hernia. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. White 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 is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Dallas, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Preskitt's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Preskitt studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kennedy include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kennedy's office for an appointment.

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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 practices general surgery. Patients rated Dr. Arnold highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include incisional hernia, laparoscopic heller myotomy, and inguinal hernia. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Arnold 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. Daniel Geoffrey Davis, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Davis practices general surgery in Dallas, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, laparoscopic heller myotomy, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis takes. Dr. Davis studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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, Hiatal Hernia, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Le include gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hiatal hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Le is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Le has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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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 is a general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leeds include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Leeds is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then 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. 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 affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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 HMO.

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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 specializes in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schatz include cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Schatz is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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 an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murakami include cancer screening, pain, and celiac disease. Her professional affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing her residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Murakami attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her distinctions 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)

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

Dr. Damien Mallat is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Mallat's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Mallat has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mallat is affiliated with 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's specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Mason is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Mason is professionally 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.