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We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Voorhees, NJ.

Dr. Peter Lawrence Abt, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Abt is a transplant surgery specialist. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), inguinal hernia, and inguinal hernia repair. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abt studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Abt trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for his residency. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Stenosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Leslie Schuricht, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1865 Route 70 East; 2nd Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Schuricht is a surgery specialist. Dr. Schuricht attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Schuricht accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , groin hernia, sports hernia (athletic pubalgia), inguinal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Lymphadenectomy, Cellulitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harsh Grewal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
6400 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Harsh Grewal practices pediatric surgery in Camden, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grewal include gallbladder problems, inflammatory bowel disease, and abdominal pain. Dr. Grewal takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: "Best Doctors in America"; South Jersey Magazine; and "Best Pediatricians 2013". He is affiliated with Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Appendicitis, Hernia, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Leo Charles Katz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
443 Laurel Oak Road; 1st Floor
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Leo Katz is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Katz's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and sigmoidoscopy. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Mark Kastenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
443 Laurel Oak Road; 1st Floor
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. David Kastenberg is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kastenberg include esophageal manometry, sigmoidoscopy, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Kastenberg attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cuckoo Choudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
443 Laurel Oak Road; 1st Floor
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Cuckoo Choudhary's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, achalasia, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Gauhati Medical College and Hospital for medical school, Dr. Choudhary completed her residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1012 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Arun Srinivasan is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Srinivasan include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydrocele. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Srinivasan is a graduate of Stanley Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Srinivasan completed a residency program at North Shore University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Phimosis, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Intestinal Problems, ... (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.