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

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

Dr. David Rattner specializes in general surgery and practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rattner include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rattner trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rattner has received include Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons.; and President Society American Gastrointestinal. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Rafael Pieretti is a pediatric urologist in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Hospital for Sick Children. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vesicoureteral reflux, enuresis (bed wetting), and hypospadias. Dr. Pieretti's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pieretti accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Pieretti has received include Boston Super Doctors; Teaching Award-University Hospital of Caracas; and Distinguished Services Medal and Diploma. In addition to English, Dr. Pieretti (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Keith Lillemoe is a general surgery specialist in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreatic cancer, hernia, and abdominal surgery. Dr. Lillemoe accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lillemoe's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Ashok Muniappan is a chest surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Muniappan is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Muniappan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 General Surgery
50 Staniford Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ozanan Meireles' specialty is general surgery. Dr. Meireles has a special interest in hernia, abdominal surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Meireles trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Meireles has received the following distinction: Best of DDW 2011(2011). He is conversant in Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Denise Gee's area of specialization is general surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diverticular disease and tumor. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before performing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Gee attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gee is accepting 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 general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Salem, MA. She has a special interest in diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tabrizi graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Tabrizi's distinctions include: Emmet F. Ferguson Award; Trauma One Award; and Outstanding Resident Educator Award. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 pediatric urologist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Newton, MA. Dr. Elder's areas of expertise include vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Elder is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 cytogenetics and pediatric genetics specialist in Boston, MA. In her practice, Dr. Pober focuses on diaphragmatic hernia and birth defects. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Pober welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. She trained at Tufts Medical Center for her residency. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Top Doctor and Top Doctor in Genetics. Dr. Pober offers interpreting services for her patients.

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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.