We found 6 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX, Irving, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Green has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic splenectomy, gastric (stomach) ulcer, and morbid obesity. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Green is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, HealthTexas Provider Network, and Texas Health Dallas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Travis Wolfe Crudup, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup is a general surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. Dr. Crudup is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Crudup trained at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Crudup is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
800 8th Avenue; Suite 116
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Leslie Reddell is a physician who specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Reddell's areas of expertise include lipoma, colectomy (colon resection), and incisional hernia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Reddell has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ventral hernia, incisional hernia, inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Domingo Keng Tan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1001 College Avenue; Suite B
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Domingo Tan is a general surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. These areas are among Dr. Tan's clinical interests: minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Chinese. Dr. Tan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Nissen ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahid Aziz, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1650 W Rosedale Street; Suite 302
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Aziz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Aziz include indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
609 Hemphill Street; Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Fidelis Unini practices general internal medicine in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Unini's areas of expertise include achalasia, hepatitis C, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia, hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (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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