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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 practices general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patton include sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Dr. Patton's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before performing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Patton attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Patton is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. 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. Linwood Ross Haith Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 241
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Linwood Haith's medical specialty is general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise consist of burns, cancer, and infections. Dr. Haith accepts 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Haith include: "Top Docs" in General Surgery, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Haith is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Kerry Michael Ross, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 241
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Kerry Ross' specialty is general surgery. Dr. Ross has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross takes. Dr. Ross is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Christiana Hospital's residency program. Dr. Ross's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ross welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mahin Behbehanian is a Media, PA physician who specializes in general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Behbehanian average 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, burns, and stomach cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lankenau Medical Center and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Dr. Behbehanian's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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.