We found 6 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Blue Preferred Plus near Detroit, MI.

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Dr. Donald Willard Weaver, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4100 John R Wertz Clinic
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Donald Weaver's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Detroit, MI. He has a special interest in thyroid surgery, gastrointestinal cancer surgery, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Weaver is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cancer, Hernia, Thyroid Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas E Knuth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2799 W Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Knuth is a general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Dr. Knuth is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He trained at Tripler Army Medical Center for his residency. In his practice, Dr. Knuth focuses on hernia. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit).

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Dr. David Aaron Edelman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4160 John R; Suite 615
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. David Edelman is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Edelman is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Hernia Surgery, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samantha Leigh Tarras, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
4160 John R; Suite 615
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Samantha Tarras practices trauma surgery in Detroit, MI. She has indicated that her clinical interests include injuries. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Tarras graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Dr. Alfred Eugene Baylor III, MD
Specializes in Wound Care, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
4160 John R; Suite 615
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Alfred Baylor's medical specialty is wound care, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Baylor graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
4100 John R Wertz Clinic
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Gamal Mostafa's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Mostafa include surgical procedures and hernia. He is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital. Dr. Mostafa graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Howard University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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All Interests: Liver Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Liver Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Colonoscopy, 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.
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