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We found 3 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 with IVF near Irving, TX.

Dr. Jefferson Bennett Hurley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2001 North Macarthur; Suite 750
Irving, TX

Dr. Jefferson Hurley works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical interests include cysts, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hurley honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas' residency program. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Hurley is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Harold Swanson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1110 Cottonwood Lane; Suite 250
Irving, TX

Dr. Philip Swanson is a general surgeon in Southlake, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Irving, TX. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include open hernia repair, inguinal hernia repair, and morbid obesity. Dr. Swanson is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Swanson at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Bowel Resection, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Abdominal Problems, Morbid Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Damien Bassam Mallat, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1110 Cottonwood Lane; Suite 100
Irving, TX

Dr. Damien Mallat sees patients in Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Lancaster, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mallat has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mallat include indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Mallat has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mallat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (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.