We found 20 providers with an interest in hernia near Madison, WI.

Dr. Peter Frosio Nichol, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Peter Nichol, who practices in Madison, WI, Oshkosh, WI, and Green Bay, WI, is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Nichol speaks Italian. His areas of expertise include pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Nichol attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Cyst, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Erna Liepert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
600 Highland Avenue; Mc: 7375
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Amy Liepert, who practices in Madison, WI, is a medical specialist in general surgery and trauma surgery. Her clinical interests include femoral hernia, lipoma excision, and colectomy (colon resection). Dr. Liepert is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , ventral hernia, femoral hernia, umbilical hernia

All Interests: Umbilical Hernia, Wounds, Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Ventral Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Emerson Scarborough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. John Scarborough is a general surgeon and critical care specialist in Madison, WI. Dr. Scarborough's clinical interests encompass lipoma excision, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and trauma. His professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Scarborough accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , ventral hernia

All Interests: Ventral Hernia, Surgical Repair, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee David Faucher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Lee Faucher is a general surgeon and trauma surgeon in Madison, WI. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Faucher's clinical interests include burn surgery, burns, and lipoma excision. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Faucher has received the following distinction: Madison Magazine Top Docs. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ventral hernia

All Interests: Wounds, Burn Surgery, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Gallstones, Burns, Tracheostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Marc Melnick, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. David Melnick works as a general surgeon. Dr. Melnick's areas of expertise include the following: fine needle aspiration (FNA), incisional hernia, and inguinal hernia. Dr. Melnick is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. Dr. Melnick accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Melnick studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Melnick's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, inguinal hernia

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Incisional Hernia, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hee Soo Soo Jung, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
600 Highland Avenue; G5/340 Csc
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Hee Jung's medical specialty is general surgery and trauma surgery. His areas of expertise include small bowel resection, lipoma excision, and colectomy (colon resection). He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Jung obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ventral hernia, incisional hernia, epigastric hernia, inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Wounds, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Incisional Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Suresh K Agarwal Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Suresh Agarwal is a general surgeon and trauma surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Agarwal include laparoscopic hernia repair, lipoma excision, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Agarwal attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He has received the distinction of Madison Magazine Top Docs.

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Relevant Interests: , ventral hernia

All Interests: Ventral Hernia, Surgical Repair, Open Inguinal Hernia Repair, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles M Leys, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Charles Leys is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Leys trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Leys's areas of expertise include the following: pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Cyst, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob A Greenberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Jacob Greenberg is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Madison, WI. His clinical interests include femoral hernia, epigastric hernia, and incisional hernia. Dr. Greenberg's professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Greenberg completed a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Greenberg has received professional recognition including the following: Physician Excellence Award Madison Magazine Top Docs Madison Magazine Top Docs and Madison Magazine Top Docs.

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Relevant Interests: , femoral hernia, incisional hernia, epigastric hernia, inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, hiatal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Laparoscopic Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Hiatal ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne Osnat Lidor, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Anne Lidor is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Madison, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Lidor include epigastric hernia, laparoscopic heller myotomy, and open inguinal hernia repair. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital. She accepts Medicaid insurance. Dr. Lidor attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , epigastric hernia, umbilical hernia, hernia

All Interests: Umbilical Hernia, Laparoscopic Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Luke Michael Funk, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
600 Highland Avenue; Csc 7375
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Luke Funk is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Madison, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Funk include epigastric hernia, laparoscopic heller myotomy, and roux-en-y gastric bypass. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Funk attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health, Madison VA Hospital, and the University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ventral hernia, epigastric hernia, umbilical hernia, hernia

All Interests: Umbilical Hernia, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Nissen ... (Read more)

Dr. Amber Leigh Shada, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Amber Shada's specialty is general surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: laparoscopic gastrectomy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and laparoscopic heller myotomy. Dr. Shada is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital. She honors Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Relevant Interests: , ventral hernia

All Interests: Ventral Hernia, Surgical Repair, Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy, Heller Myotomy, Endoscopic Mucosal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Garren, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1 South Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Michael Garren is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Garren include sports hernia (athletic pubalgia), femoral hernia, and epigastric hernia. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. Dr. Garren takes Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Madison Magazine Top Docs and Best Doctors in America.

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Relevant Interests: , sports hernia (athletic pubalgia), femoral hernia, incisional hernia, epigastric hernia, inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, hiatal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Incisional Hernia, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann P ORourke, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
600 Highland Avenue; Room H4/831-8320
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Ann O'Rourke is a medical specialist in general surgery and trauma surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Rourke include lipoma excision, small bowel resection, and colectomy (colon resection). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. O'Rourke attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Dr. O'Rourke has received distinctions including Madison Magazine Top Docs and UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award. Her professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health and the University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ventral hernia

All Interests: Wounds, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Ventral Hernia, Surgical Repair, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael P Sloan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Michael Sloan specializes in general surgery and practices in Madison, WI. His areas of expertise include the following: femoral hernia, epigastric hernia, and incisional hernia. Dr. Sloan honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Sloan has received the distinction of Madison Magazine Top Docs. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , femoral hernia, incisional hernia, epigastric hernia, inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, hiatal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Incisional Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roland J Vega, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1 S Park Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Roland Vega's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Vega's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vega include sports hernia (athletic pubalgia), femoral hernia, and epigastric hernia. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. He takes Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , sports hernia (athletic pubalgia), femoral hernia, incisional hernia, epigastric hernia, inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, hiatal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Umbilical Hernia, Breast Issues, Incisional Hernia, ... (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.