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We found 8 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept SCAN Health Plan near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Kevin Richard Hiler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1700 California Street; Suite 550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Hiler specializes in general surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include breast cancer and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Hiler's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Hiler is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Hiler attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hiler has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

Dr. Hanmin Lee, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric General Surgery
550 - 16th Street; 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Hanmin Lee works as a surgical oncologist and pediatric general surgeon in San Francisco, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and French. His areas of expertise include the following: pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and inguinal hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Lee's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Pyloric Stenosis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Laurence F Yee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Yee's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yee include colorectal surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yee honors. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Yee offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese and Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Yee is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Incisional Hernia, Fecal Incontinence, Polyps, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1 Shrader Street; Suite 550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Murray is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in San Francisco, CA. These areas are among Dr. Murray's clinical interests: vascular surgery procedures and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and St. Mary's Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Murray attended the University of Michigan Medical School. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Murray has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

Dr. Ronald A Clark, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
909 Hyde Street; Suite 325
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Clark is a general surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hernia. Dr. Clark accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Meharry Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Clark (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers language support for patients who speak Filipino. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Clark is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Hernia

Dr. Vanessa Armet Talbott, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Vanessa Talbott is a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Francisco, CA. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. In Dr. Talbott's practice, she is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Wounds, Rectal Prolapse, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Disandro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1825 Fourth Street; Fifth Floor, 5b
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Disandro is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. His clinical interests include vesicoureteral reflux, hydronephrosis, and incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Disandro is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Disandro performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia, hernia

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

Dr. Hillary Lynne Copp, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1825 Fourth Street; Fifth Floor, 5b
San Francisco, 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.