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We found 13 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Aetna Leap Basic near Bryn Mawr, PA.

Dr. Gerald Morgan Patton, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
830 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 300
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Gerald Patton's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patton include renal artery stenosis, brain aneurysm, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). He is affiliated with Penn Medicine, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Patton completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patton honors. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Hiatal Hernia, Renal Artery Stenosis, Brain Aneurysm, Venous Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Adam Drebin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Drebin's area of specialization is surgery. Dr. Drebin's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, leiomyosarcoma, and inguinal hernia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2007 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Stenosis, Gastroparesis, Liver Resection, Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Leigh Denne, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
830 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 306 Mob North
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Denne's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Denne's clinical interests encompass hiatal hernia and appendicitis. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Denne completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Denne is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Appendicitis, Hiatal Hernia

Dr. Stacey Su, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Stacey Su practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Su (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Su include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Her professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Jeanes Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Su average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Su is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA); NIH Research Training Grant, Division of NIDDK; and Warren-Whitman-Richardson Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Mediastinal Disease, Acid Reflux, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Scott Wernsing, MD
Specializes in Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Wernsing's specialty is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wernsing include cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wernsing attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , groin hernia, inguinal hernia

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

Dr. Barry David Mann, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 275 Med Sci Building
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Barry Mann specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include burns, crohn's disease, and stomach cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Mann is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Mann's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Appendicitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, Burns, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Tohamy's clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Tohamy honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Colectomy, Hypertension, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Diabetes, Obesity, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Omer Nasir is a general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise consist of breast surgery and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Nasir is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Nasir speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , abdominal hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Anorectal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
30 Lawrence Road; Suite 700
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Sergey Zhitnikov is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Zhitnikov is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Zhitnikov attended medical school at Odessa State Medical University. Dr. Zhitnikov has received the following distinctions: Graduated Medical School, Summa Cum Laude and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. Dr. Zhitnikov (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Abdominal Problems, Small Intestine Disorders, Morbid Obesity, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. David McCloskey works as a general surgeon. Dr. McCloskey accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Surgery, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Dialysis, Stomach Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Charles Marcucci, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
525 Jamestown Avenue; Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Marcucci specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Marcucci's areas of expertise include the following: colon problems, varicose veins, and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marcucci obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie McConnell Moleski, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
225 E City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Moleski's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Moleski trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Moleski's areas of expertise include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moleski takes. Dr. Moleski has received the following distinctions: Fellowship2Leadership Salix Fellows' Program Travel Grant Recipient; Chief Medical Resident 2009,2008; and ACG Radhika Srinivasan Gender-Based Research Award. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mercogliano include diverticular disease, esophageal manometry, and barrett's esophagus. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mercogliano accepts. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Mercogliano performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Esophageal Manometry, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (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.