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We found 9 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Cigna FocusIn Flex Silver 5000 near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 958
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens' medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Stephens is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Stephens welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Preskitt has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Preskitt include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. 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 Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Preskitt has received professional recognition including the following: 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, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3808 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests: anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kennedy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Lam Duy Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3409 Worth Street; Suite 640
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Lam Le is a general surgeon in Dallas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Dr. Le's areas of expertise include gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hiatal hernia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Le has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Rockwall, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Leeds include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and esophageal surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leeds takes. Before performing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Leeds attended Ross University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with HealthTexas Provider Network.

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

Dr. David Arnold specializes in general surgery and practices in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arnold include incisional hernia, laparoscopic heller myotomy, and inguinal hernia. Dr. Arnold is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, inguinal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Incisional ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; #710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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)

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Specializes in General Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Schatz is a general surgery specialist in Dallas, TX, Carrollton, TX, and McKinney, TX. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Schatz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of 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. David Park Mason, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3410 Worth Street; Suite 235
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Mason is a thoracic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Mason's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and lung cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Mason has received professional recognition including the following: 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.