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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 medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. In his practice, Dr. Cass focuses on diaphragmatic hernia and nissen fundoplication. Dr. Cass is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Cass takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Houston, TX. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Cox attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs 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 has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 surgeon and bariatric surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Leiva is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leiva's clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Leiva attended medical school at Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specializes in hand surgery, general surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in The Woodlands, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Houston, TX. Patients rated Dr. Kobza highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Bajwa studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. He has a special interest in robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bajwa takes. His professional affiliations include 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. William Michael Ratliff, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1631 North Loop West; #645
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Ratliff's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Ratliff is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Ratliff's training includes a residency program at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Sammy Khoury is a specialist in general surgery. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Patients rated Dr. Khoury highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khoury accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Khoury is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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 practices pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Houston, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Lally performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lally is 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 is a general surgeon in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include breast biopsy, breast surgery, and skin biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vega Vega graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Vega Vega's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and intensive care specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Harting takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency 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, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Diaphragmatic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He works in Houston, TX. His clinical interests encompass diaphragmatic hernia, neonatal surgery, and nissen fundoplication. Dr. Olutoye is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Olutoye graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences.

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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.