We found 9 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Houston, TX.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Houston, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Cox performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colorectal Problems, Hernia, Trauma

Dr. Oluyinka O Olutoye, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6701 Fannin; 8th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Olutoye include diaphragmatic hernia, neonatal surgery, and nissen fundoplication. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Olutoye trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital - Pavilion for Women and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Neonatal Surgery, Nissen Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Diaphragmatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Lixana Vega Vega, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lixana Vega Vega's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Vega Vega's clinical interests include breast biopsy, breast surgery, and skin biopsy. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Vega Vega is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Problems, Skin Biopsy, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Darrell L Cass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Darrell Cass' area of specialization is pediatric surgery. His clinical interests encompass diaphragmatic hernia and nissen fundoplication. Dr. Cass is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Cass's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital - Pavilion for Women and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Nissen Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge I Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Leiva include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Leiva's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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, who practices in The Woodlands, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, general surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kobza takes. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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All Interests: Hand Fracture, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Michael Ratliff, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1631 North Loop West; #645
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Ratliff sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ratliff studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Ratliff trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Sammy Khoury practices general surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Khoury's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khoury is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Khoury trained at Lankenau Medical Center.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Lally attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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

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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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