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

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

Dr. Kerry Ross' medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Ross has indicated that Dr. Ross's clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Ross is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross takes. Dr. Ross has an open panel. Dr. Ross is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Christiana Hospital's residency program.

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

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

Dr. Linwood Haith practices general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Upland, PA. Dr. Haith's areas of expertise include burns, cancer, and infections. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haith honors. He attended Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Haith has received the following distinctions: "Top Docs" in General Surgery, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. He is 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

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

Dr. Mary Patton is a general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Dr. Patton's clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). She is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Patton has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Acp 11, Suite 326
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Sergey Zhitnikov specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended Odessa State Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Zhitnikov is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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)

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

Dr. Mahin Behbehanian's area of specialization is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Behbehanian include breast cancer surgery, burns, and stomach cancer. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Behbehanian is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and 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 has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

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

Dr. Aley Tohamy is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Tohamy graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tohamy completed residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks 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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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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