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Specializes in General Surgery
15 Parkman St./acc 460
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner is a general surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rattner include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Dr. Rattner is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons.; and President Society American Gastrointestinal.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Other
15 Parkman Street; Surgery Department
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Keith Lillemoe's area of specialization is general surgery. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lillemoe trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Lillemoe include pancreatic cancer, hernia, and abdominal surgery. Dr. Lillemoe accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Founder's Medal, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract; Master of Arts Degree (Honorary), Harvard Medical School; and Castle Connolly Medical Limited, America's Top Doctors - Cancer. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lillemoe is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreatitis, Abdominal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
50 Staniford Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ozanan Meireles is a general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: hernia, abdominal surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Meireles honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He has received professional recognition including the following: Best of DDW 2011(2011). He is conversant in Portuguese. Dr. Meireles's professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Abdominal Surgery, Hernia

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit St Blake 1570
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ashok Muniappan is a thoracic surgeon. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Muniappan attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Muniappan's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Transplant, Acid Reflux, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
55 Fruit Street/warren 1157
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Rafael Pieretti's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Dr. Pieretti (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He has a special interest in vesicoureteral reflux, enuresis (bed wetting), and hypospadias. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He graduated from Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pieretti trained at The Hospital for Sick Children for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pieretti takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Teaching Award-University Hospital of Caracas; and Distinguished Services Medal and Diploma. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Tumor, Phimosis, Varicocele, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Enuresis, Hypospadias, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
15 Parkman Street; Acc 460
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Denise Gee works as a general surgeon in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Gee's areas of expertise include diverticular disease and tumor. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gee is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Tumor, Diverticular Disease, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Adrenal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 810
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Maryam Tabrizi is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She works in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Salem, MA. Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Tabrizi attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Emmet F. Ferguson Award; Trauma One Award; and Outstanding Resident Educator Award. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tabrizi is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intensive Care, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
55 Fruit Street; Warren 11
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Elder is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Elder takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Elder is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Elder's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Problems, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Clinical Cytogenetics, Pediatric Genetics
185 Cambridge Street; Room
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Barbara Pober is a clinical cytogeneticist and pediatric geneticist in Boston, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pober include diaphragmatic hernia and birth defects. Dr. Pober takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Pober has received distinctions including Boston Top Doctor and Top Doctor in Genetics. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pober's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Diaphragmatic Hernia, Birth Defects

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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.