We found 5 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Cigna HSA near Grapevine, TX.

Dr. Robert Stephen Pollard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1600 West College Street; Suite 690
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Robert Pollard specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include carotid artery surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Pollard attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Pollard's medical residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Hernia, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Carotid Artery Surgery, Endovascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Green's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Dr. Green attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Philip Harold Swanson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Philip Swanson, who practices in Southlake, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Irving, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Swanson's areas of expertise include open hernia repair, inguinal hernia repair, and morbid obesity. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Swanson speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, and Las Colinas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Bowel Resection, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Larry Elliott, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1600 Lancaster Drive; Suite 103
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Robert Elliott is a Grapevine, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Elliott attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, breast surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Elliott is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elliott is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Soft ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1422 Main Street; Suite 213
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Charlotte Hodges' areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Dallas, TX and Southlake, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Hodges obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Hodges honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia, hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Hernia Surgery, ... (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.