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We found 4 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Upland, PA.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 241
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Mary Patton is a general surgeon and intensivist. Dr. Patton is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Patton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Linwood Ross Haith Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 241
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Linwood Haith's areas of specialization are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Haith include burns, cancer, and infections. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Haith attended Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in General Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 241
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Kerry Ross is a general surgery specialist in Upland, PA and Chester, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ross include breast surgery, hernia surgery, and melanoma. Dr. Ross is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before completing Dr. Ross's residency at Christiana Hospital, Dr. Ross attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Ross honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ross's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Michael James Walker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
1098 W. Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital Health Center 3, Suite 3
Media, 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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All Interests: Mediastinal Disease, Esophagus Problems, Esophagectomy, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, ... (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.