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We found 12 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Aetna Leap Basic near Bryn Mawr, PA.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Drebin's medical specialty is surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Drebin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drebin include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Drebin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received distinctions including 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 professional 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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive procedures and acid reflux (GERD). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Denne takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. She is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Denne's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Richard Daniel Ing, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
830 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 306 Mob North
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Richard Ing is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and surgical oncologist in Exton, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. He is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Ing has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Ing graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Bladder Procedures, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery

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

Dr. Stacey Su is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. She works in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Broomall, PA. Dr. Su (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Dr. Su's hospital/clinic 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 reviews placed Dr. Su at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Su honors. 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 is a surgeon in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, achalasia, and inguinal hernia. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Wernsing accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Wernsing attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , groin hernia, inguinal hernia

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

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

Dr. Aley Tohamy is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Tohamy graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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 specializes in general surgery and practices in Ridley Park, PA, Broomall, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. His clinical interests include breast surgery and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Nasir takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Nasir's training includes residency programs at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He 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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Broomall, PA. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Odessa State Medical University and a graduate of Westchester Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Zhitnikov's distinctions include: Graduated Medical School, Summa Cum Laude and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. Dr. Zhitnikov (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. McCloskey is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McCloskey completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. McCloskey has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Surgery, Main Line Today.

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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's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Marcucci include colon problems, varicose veins, and robotic surgery. Dr. Marcucci is affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Marcucci is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Dr. Michael James Walker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
830 Old Lancaster Road, Mob North; Suite 210
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Michael Walker is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive procedures and esophagectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Walker takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Walker's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Walker trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery U.S. News & World Report; and TOP DOCTOR - Thoracic Surgery Philadelphia Magazine2008.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Mediastinal Disease, Esophagus Problems, Esophagectomy, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephanie Moleski is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist. Dr. Moleski is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Her clinical interests include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moleski honors. Her distinctions include: 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)

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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.