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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, who practices in Dallas, TX, Irving, TX, and Flower Mound, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Hurley's clinical interests include cysts, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hurley's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Swanson's areas of expertise include the following: open hernia repair, inguinal hernia repair, and morbid obesity. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Swanson is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Lancaster, TX. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. Dr. Mallat honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Mallat attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional 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.