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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 specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. Dr. Patton obtained her medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Patton include: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Patton's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Linwood Haith's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Haith's areas of expertise include the following: burns, cancer, and infections. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haith welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Haith attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: "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
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 241
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Kerry Ross, who practices in Upland, PA and Chester, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Ross's clinical interests: breast surgery, hernia surgery, and melanoma. Dr. Ross's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ross is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Ross is accepting new patients. Dr. Ross graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then Dr. Ross performed Dr. Ross's residency at Christiana Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Tohamy is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Broomall, PA. Before performing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Zhitnikov attended Odessa State Medical University for medical school. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Graduated Medical School, Summa Cum Laude and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. Dr. Zhitnikov (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Ukrainian. Dr. Zhitnikov is professionally 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. 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 specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. He works in Bryn Mawr, PA, Paoli, PA, and Media, PA. He is especially interested in minimally invasive procedures and esophagectomy. Dr. Walker is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Walker completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. His distinctions include: 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.