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 practices vascular surgery in Modesto, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Davis average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis's clinical interests include surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Davis accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he 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 is a vascular surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gutowski include surgical procedures. Dr. Gutowski accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutowski is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Gutowski (or staff) speaks Polish. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His practice is open to 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 is a specialist in surgery. He works in Modesto, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez 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. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gonzalez accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Niamh Harrington is a surgery specialist in Modesto, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harrington include surgical procedures. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for her residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harrington takes. 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 bariatric surgeon in Modesto, CA and Stockton, CA. Dr. Coates is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Coates include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Coates attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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 works as a pediatric urologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Copp completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Copp is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She welcomes new patients.

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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.
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