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

Dr. Kerry Ross is a general surgeon in Chester, PA and Upland, PA. Dr. Ross's areas of expertise include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Ross takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Ross performed Dr. Ross's residency at Christiana Hospital. Dr. Ross's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ross has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Linwood Haith's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Haith's areas of expertise include burns, cancer, and infections. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Haith completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haith accepts. His distinctions include: "Top Docs" in General Surgery, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Issues, Burns, Cancer, Hernia, Infections

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

Dr. Mary Patton specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Her areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patton takes. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. Dr. Patton has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Patton has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Mahin Behbehanian practices general surgery in Media, PA. Dr. Behbehanian attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Behbehanian trained at Lankenau Medical Center and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, burns, and stomach cancer. Patients gave Dr. Behbehanian an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Her professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Behbehanian is open to new patients.

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

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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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