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We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Aetna HSA near Houston, TX.

Dr. Charles Samuel Cox Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 950; Po Box 20708 Msb-5.236
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Cox, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Cox performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cox takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colorectal Problems, Hernia, Trauma

Dr. William Michael Ratliff, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1631 North Loop West; #645
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Ratliff is a general surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. Ratliff is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Colon Cancer, Laser Surgery, Parathyroid Disease, Hernia, Breast Cancer

Dr. Kulvinder Singh Bajwa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; 4.294
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Bajwa's areas of clinical interest consist of robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Bajwa attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sammy Elias Khoury, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sammy Khoury is a specialist in general surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Khoury's clinical interests: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Khoury is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Lankenau Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shawn Spencer Groth, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
6620 Main Street; Baylor Clinic 1325
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shawn Groth is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and malignant pleural mesothelioma. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Groth graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Groth's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Mediastinal Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Patrick Lally, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
6410 Fannin Street; 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Lally is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lally's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia, diaphragmatic hernia, umbilical hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Hydrocele

Dr. Matthew Tihen Harting, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Harting's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Harting honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Harting's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Diaphragmatic ... (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.