We found 9 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Neighborhood Health Plan ACD near Boston, MA.

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

Dr. David Rattner is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Dr. Rattner is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Rattner 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 the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons; and President Society American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (sages) 2004-5.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Keith Lillemoe works as a general surgeon. Dr. Lillemoe's areas of expertise consist of pancreatic cancer, hernia, and abdominal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Lillemoe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Newsweek Magazine Top Cancer Doctors; Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars; and Castle and Connolly Medical Limited, America's Top Doctors - Surgery. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rafael Pieretti's specialty is pediatric urology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pieretti is especially interested in vesicoureteral reflux, enuresis (bed wetting), and hypospadias. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children, Dr. Pieretti attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Partners; Excellence Award; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Pieretti (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Phimosis, Varicocele, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Enuresis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ashok Muniappan works as a chest surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Muniappan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Muniappan attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Ozanan Meireles is a medical specialist in general surgery. For his residency, Dr. Meireles trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Clinical interests for Dr. Meireles include hernia, abdominal surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Meireles has received the following distinction: Best of DDW 2011. In addition to English, he speaks Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Meireles's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Denise Gee is a general surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gee include diverticular disease and tumor. Dr. Gee is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gee attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Gee has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Maryam Tabrizi specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Danvers, MA, Boston, MA, and Salem, MA. In Dr. Tabrizi's practice, she is particularly interested in diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Tabrizi has an open panel. She attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Emmet F. Ferguson Award; Trauma One Award; and Outstanding Resident Educator Award.

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

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

Dr. Jack Elder, who practices in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Newton, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Elder's clinical interests include vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Elder offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Elder has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

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

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

Dr. Barbara Pober is a medical specialist in clinical cytogenetics and pediatric genetics. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diaphragmatic hernia and birth defects. Dr. Pober is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Yale School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pober honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pober include: Boston Top Doctor Top Doctor in Genetics and Top Doctor in Genetics. New patients are welcome to contact her 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.
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