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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 medical specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Davis is especially interested in surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Davis's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He 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 is a vascular surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. His clinical interests include surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Gutowski is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutowski's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Gutowski (or staff) speaks Polish. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gutowski's 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 is a medical specialist in surgery. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Gonzalez honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gonzalez trained 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 is a surgeon in Modesto, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include surgical procedures. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health, Dr. Harrington performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She welcomes 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 works as a bariatric surgeon in Modesto, CA and Stockton, CA. Dr. Coates has a special interest in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Coates trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Coates's office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in pediatric urology. She works in San Francisco, CA, Modesto, CA, and Oakland, CA. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. Dr. Copp's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Copp attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.