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

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

Dr. Shawn Groth is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Groth has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and malignant pleural mesothelioma. His professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Groth has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

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 works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and critical care specialist in Houston, TX. 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. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cox is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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 surgery specialist. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Ratliff is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Sammy Khoury, who practices in Katy, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Khoury is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Khoury honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Kevin Lally's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Houston, TX. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Lally's training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lally's professional 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

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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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