We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Glen Mills, PA.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Linwood Haith's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Upland, PA. His areas of expertise include burns, cancer, and infections. Dr. Haith accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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 the following distinctions: "Top Docs" in General Surgery, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Surgery; and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Haith is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Mary Patton practices general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Upland, PA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Dr. Patton is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Patton trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for her residency. She has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Patton's practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in General Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Donelle Rhoads works as a general surgeon. Dr. Rhoads's clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, breast cancer surgery, and burns. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Lankenau Medical Center's residency program. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Rhoads has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, Burns, Crohn's Disease, Pancreatitis, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 23
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Sergey Zhitnikov's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Broomall, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhitnikov takes. Before completing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Zhitnikov attended medical school at Odessa State Medical University. He has received distinctions including Graduated Medical School, Summa Cum Laude and The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award. Dr. Zhitnikov (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian. Dr. Zhitnikov 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
1088west Baltimore Pike; Suite2203 Riddle Memorial Hospital
Media, PA
 

Dr. Mahin Behbehanian's area of specialization is general surgery. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, burns, and stomach cancer. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Behbehanian is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Behbehanian completed her residency training at Lankenau Medical Center and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite 23
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Aley Tohamy practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tohamy include diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tohamy's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and Graduate Hospital. Dr. Tohamy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French.

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All Interests: Colectomy, Hypertension, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Diabetes, Obesity, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen A Zderic, MD
Specializes in Urology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Zderic is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: neurogenic bladder, vesicoureteral reflux, and hydronephrosis. Dr. Zderic takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Zderic graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Second Prize - Basic Research Competition, AAP section on Urology; The John W. Duckett Award of the American Urologic Association; and The John W. Duckett Endowed Chair in Pediatric Urology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Zderic is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Spina Bifida, Neurogenic Bladder, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Urodynamics, ... (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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