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We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Glen Mills, PA.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Mary Patton's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Patton include sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patton graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Patton include: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Patton is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Gerald Morgan Patton, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Gerald Patton is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Paoli, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and West Chester, PA. Dr. Patton's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patton include renal artery stenosis, brain aneurysm, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patton has an open panel. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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. Linwood Ross Haith Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Linwood Haith's areas of specialization are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: burns, cancer, and infections. Dr. Haith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Haith has received the following distinctions: "Top Docs" in General Surgery, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine.

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

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Specializes in General Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Donelle Rhoads is a general surgeon. Her clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, breast cancer surgery, and burns. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhoads honors. Dr. Rhoads is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. She is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. Dr. Rhoads welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, Burns, Crohn's Disease, Pancreatitis, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mahin Behbehanian is a general surgery specialist in Media, PA. Her clinical interests include breast cancer surgery, burns, and stomach cancer. She is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Behbehanian attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center and Crozer-Chester Medical Center for residency. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Behbehanian is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 23
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Tohamy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 23
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Sergey Zhitnikov, who practices in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Broomall, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Odessa State Medical University, he performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. 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. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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