We found 10 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Medicaid near Saint Louis, MO.

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Dr. William Gabriel Hawkins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. William Hawkins' specialties are general surgery and oncology (cancer care). Clinical interests for Dr. Hawkins include hepatobiliary cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Hawkins is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Hawkins average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , abdominal hernia

All Interests: Revision Surgery, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sarcoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie Michael Brunt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. L. Brunt is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, hiatal hernia, and endocrine surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brunt graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Christopher Eagon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Bariatric Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. J. Eagon's areas of specialization are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eagon takes. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Eagon attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Magdi Awad, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Awad practices general surgery. Before completing his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Awad attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Awad include esophageal cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Hiatal Hernia, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary E Klingensmith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mary Klingensmith, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Klingensmith's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and gastrointestinal surgery. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klingensmith honors. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Klingensmith completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin David Kozower, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Kozower's medical specialty is general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Dr. Kozower's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Kozower attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kozower takes.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Varun Puri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Varun Puri is a general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Puri's areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Puri is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for his residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick A Dillon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Dillon's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Dillon is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, and Washington University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , groin hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Rectal Problems, Mediastinal Disease, Burns, Sarcoma, Hirschsprung Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Blatnik, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Blatnik practices general surgery. Dr. Blatnik is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , abdominal hernia

All Interests: Abdominal Hernia, Therapeutic Endoscopy

Dr. Rebecca P McAlister, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
4921 Parkview Place; 5th Fl Womens Health Center
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Rebecca McAlister's specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. She attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McAlister is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Prolapse, Hernia

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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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