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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 sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialty is vascular surgery. Dr. Davis's clinical interests include surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Davis is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Davis has an open panel.

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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's specialties are vascular surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, Dr. Gutowski focuses on surgical procedures. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gutowski honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Gutowski graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Gutowski (or staff) speaks Polish. In addition, he 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). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

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

Dr. Refugio Gonzalez's specialty is surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Gonzalez takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez 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. In her practice, Dr. Harrington focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Harrington's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. She attended medical school at the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Harrington honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as a bariatric surgeon in Modesto, CA and Stockton, CA. He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Coates's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coates's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish.

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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 is a pediatric urology specialist in San Francisco, CA, Modesto, CA, and Oakland, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. Dr. Copp takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Copp's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Incontinence, Spina Bifida, Urinary Stones, Neurogenic Bladder, Vesicoureteral ... (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.