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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. Dr. Stephens completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stephens is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. John Preskitt is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Preskitt include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Preskitt is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Preskitt 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 has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Kennedy attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her areas of expertise include the following: anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. She has an open panel.

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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 is a general surgery specialist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Arnold is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Arnold include incisional hernia, laparoscopic heller myotomy, and inguinal hernia. He 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 Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. 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. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hiatal hernia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le takes. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He 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, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, achalasia, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Leeds 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. Dr. Leeds is 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. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; #710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith attended medical school at 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)

Specializes in General Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Schatz is a medical specialist in general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Schatz's clinical interests: cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He 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, as well as 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. David Park Mason, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3410 Worth Street; Suite 235
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Mason is a chest surgeon in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Mason include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Mason graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mason honors. Dr. Mason 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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