We found 18 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Aetna near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Jane Hunter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue #63; Division of Pediatric Surgery
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Hunter is a pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and pectus excavatum. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hunter graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Hunter trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Abdominal Problems, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. William E Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; Box 24 - Urology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Kaplan is a specialist in pediatric urology. Dr. Kaplan graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: neurogenic bladder, kidney problems, and hydrocele. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaplan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Kidney Problems, Hydrocele, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony C Chin, MS, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Chin is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. Dr. Chin obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Chin include surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, Dr. Chin is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Burns, Solid Tumor, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Hernia, Sepsis, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Rashmi Dilip Kabre, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery
1653 W Harrison Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rashmi Kabre is a specialist in thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. She is especially interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Kabre's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. Dr. Kabre is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, Neonatal Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Hirschsprung ... (Read more)

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah works as a pediatric general surgeon. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. Dr. Abdullah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Abdullah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Neonatal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander P Nagle, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alex Nagle's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Chicago, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Nagle include achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Nagle is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Nagle attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Nagle is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Francis McGee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael McGee is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Chicago, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. McGee attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. McGee include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGee takes. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McGee is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Anal Cancer, Anorectal Problems, Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathaniel J Soper, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nathaniel Soper, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soper include achalasia, gallbladder problems, and hiatal hernia. Dr. Soper takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Soper completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Soper is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Hiatal Hernia, Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Splenectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Beth N Madonna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary Beth Madonna is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She is especially interested in surgical procedures. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Madonna graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Madonna's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Intestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Thomas Toyama, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1525; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Toyama's area of specialization is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Toyama include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Toyama is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Toyama is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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All Interests: Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Willson H Hartz III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1525; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Willson Hartz is a general surgeon. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include gallbladder problems, breast cancer, and colon problems. Dr. Hartz has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hartz takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Issues, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Bernard Lautz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
251 E Huron Street; Galter 3-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Lautz is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lautz include surgical procedures. Dr. Lautz's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lautz attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Solid Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric S Hungness, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Eric Hungness is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Chicago, IL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include obesity, achalasia, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Hungness's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Hungness trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hiatal Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Nissen ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Fronza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1525; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Fronza specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Fronza's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, achalasia, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Fronza is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory A Dumanian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Dumanian practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Chicago, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dumanian's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dumanian's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Armenian.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Lip Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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.
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