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We found 6 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept United Healthcare POS near Upland, PA.

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

Dr. Mary Patton's medical specialty is general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Patton include sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Patton welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for her residency. She has received the following distinctions: "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, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Linwood Haith, who practices in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of clinical interest consist of burns, cancer, and infections. Dr. Haith honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Haith has received include "Top Docs" in General Surgery, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices general surgery. Dr. Ross graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then Dr. Ross performed Dr. Ross's residency at Christiana Hospital. In Dr. Ross's practice, Dr. Ross is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Ross is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Ross is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ross's office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is general surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Behbehanian's areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer surgery, burns, and stomach cancer. Her professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Behbehanian has an open panel. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Behbehanian's medical residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center and Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

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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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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Physicians Office Building Ii, Suite 326
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Glen Mills, PA, Broomall, PA, and Drexel Hill, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tohamy accepts. Dr. Tohamy studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Acp 11, Suite 326
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Sergey Zhitnikov practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before completing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Zhitnikov attended medical school at Odessa State Medical University. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zhitnikov include: Graduated Medical School, Summa Cum Laude and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. Dr. Zhitnikov (or staff) speaks 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.