We found 4 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Bronze Compass 6500 near Chester, PA.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Mary Patton, who practices in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Patton include sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Her professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Patton is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Patton studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Patton has received distinctions including "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Breast Issues, Colectomy, Burns, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Kerry Michael Ross, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Kerry Ross specializes in general surgery and practices in Chester, PA and Upland, PA. Dr. Ross's clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Ross accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Ross's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Christiana Hospital. Dr. Ross is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ross has an open panel.

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All Interests: Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery, Cancer, Endocrine Diseases, Hernia

Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Linwood Haith is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise consist of burns, cancer, and infections. Dr. Haith is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Haith attended Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. His distinctions include: "Top Docs" in General Surgery, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Haith is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Issues, Burns, Cancer, Hernia, Infections

Dr. Mahin D Behbehanian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1088 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 2203
Media, PA
 

Dr. Mahin Behbehanian is a general surgery specialist in Media, PA. Dr. Behbehanian has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: breast cancer surgery, burns, and stomach cancer. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Behbehanian accepts. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Behbehanian performed her residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, Burns, Hemorrhoids, Breast Cancer Surgery, Stomach Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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.
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