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We found 6 providers with an interest in hernia near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Timothy Alan Davis, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Davis is a vascular surgery specialist in Modesto, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Davis focuses on surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Davis obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Spider Veins, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Tomasz D Gutowski, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Tomasz Gutowski sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialties are vascular surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has a special interest in surgical procedures. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gutowski accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Gutowski (or staff) is conversant in Polish. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Sclerotherapy, Heller ... (Read more)

Dr. Refugio Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Refugio Gonzalez's specialty is surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez include surgical procedures. Dr. Gonzalez is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gonzalez's office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , groin hernia, incisional hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
1541 Florida Avenue; Suite 200
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Niamh Harrington's specialty is surgery. Dr. Harrington has a special interest in surgical procedures. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She studied medicine at the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for her residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Harrington is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Lymphadenectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick James Coates, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
1552 Coffee Road; Suite 200
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Coates is a specialist in bariatric surgery. He works in Modesto, CA and Stockton, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Coates's areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Coates is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coates welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hillary Lynne Copp, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1444 Florida Avenue; Suite 100
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Hillary Copp sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Modesto, CA, and Oakland, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric urology. In addition to English, Dr. Copp speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Copp attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Copp has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Spina Bifida, Urinary Stones, Neurogenic ... (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.