We found 14 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 Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Puzziferri is a physician who specializes in surgery. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Puzziferri has a special interest in laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic appendectomy. She is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Puzziferri attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Puzziferri accepts. She 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.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Gallstones, Abdominal Problems, ... (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 works in Rockwall, TX, Kaufman, TX, and Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Stephens include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Stephens honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Stephens speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. 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)

Specializes in Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Henry practices surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Henry include lipoma, laparoscopic gastrostomy, and small bowel resection. Dr. Henry is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Henry attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3808 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Her areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Kennedy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of 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)

Specializes in Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Wendy White's area of specialization is surgery. Her areas of expertise include small bowel resection, colectomy (colon resection), and inguinal hernia. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. White attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She 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. Steven Gary Leeds, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3410 Worth Street; Suite 235
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Leeds' specialty is general surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leeds takes. Dr. Leeds studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Lam Le is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Le's clinical interests include gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hiatal hernia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and 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. John T Preskitt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2727 E Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John Preskitt is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Dallas, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Preskitt's clinical interests include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Preskitt average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Preskitt takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Daniel Davis is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Dallas, TX. His clinical interests include achalasia, laparoscopic heller myotomy, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Davis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Blue Choice. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Davis attended medical school 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, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. David Thomas Arnold Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2727 E Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Arnold's medical specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Arnold include incisional hernia, laparoscopic heller myotomy, and inguinal hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arnold takes. Dr. Arnold has received the distinction of 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)

Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; Barnett Tower, Suite 710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith specializes in general surgery and practices in Dallas, TX. His clinical interests include colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Smith 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Schatz is 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Murakami include cancer screening, pain, and celiac disease. Dr. Murakami takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Murakami is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Ascites, Rectal Problems, Hemorrhage, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, ... (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 clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. Dr. Mason is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He 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. 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.
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