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We found 11 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Darrell Lorne Cass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6621 Fannin; Ccc Suite 650
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Darrell Cass is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Houston, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diaphragmatic hernia and nissen fundoplication. Dr. Cass takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Nissen Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Surgical ... (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's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cox trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Cox takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cox has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Dr. Jorge Ignacio Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Leiva attended Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Leiva's areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leiva is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Warts, Lung Biopsy, Circumcision, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Edward Kobza, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4120 Sw Freeway; Suite 230
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Kobza works as a hand surgeon, general surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Kobza is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kobza is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Hand Fracture, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Bajwa's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He has a special interest in robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Bajwa is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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 medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Khoury's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Khoury attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khoury's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. William Ratliff's area of specialization is general surgery. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Ratliff accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Kevin Lally works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and critical care specialist in Houston, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Lally has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Lixana Vega Vega, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lixana Vega Vega specializes in general surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vega Vega's areas of expertise include breast biopsy, breast surgery, and skin biopsy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Vega Vega attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Problems, Skin Biopsy, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Harting is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and intensivist in Houston, TX. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Harting completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with 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, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Lung Problems

Dr. Oluyinka O Olutoye, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6621 Fannin; Cc650.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests encompass diaphragmatic hernia, neonatal surgery, and nissen fundoplication. Dr. Olutoye is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. Dr. Olutoye honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Neonatal Surgery, Nissen Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, 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.