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 St./acc 460
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner is a general surgeon in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Patient ratings for Dr. Rattner average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rattner include: Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons.; and President Society American Gastrointestinal. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Rafael Pieretti's specialty is pediatric urology. Patients rated Dr. Pieretti highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vesicoureteral reflux, enuresis (bed wetting), and hypospadias. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pieretti is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Teaching Award-University Hospital of Caracas; and Distinguished Services Medal and Diploma. Dr. Pieretti (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Keith Lillemoe's area of specialization is general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lillemoe include pancreatic cancer, hernia, and abdominal surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lillemoe is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Lillemoe 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. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Ashok Muniappan practices thoracic surgery in Boston, MA and Concord, MA. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muniappan include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Muniappan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Muniappan has an open panel.

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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 specialist in general surgery. He works in Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Meireles include hernia, abdominal surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Meireles's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Meireles's practice is open to new patients. For his professional training, Dr. Meireles completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He has received professional recognition including the following: Best of DDW 2011(2011). Dr. Meireles is conversant in Portuguese.

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

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

Dr. Denise Gee sees patients in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Her medical specialty is general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease and tumor. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gee trained at Boston Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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 practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Salem, MA. She is especially interested in diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tabrizi graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Tabrizi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for her residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tabrizi include: Emmet F. Ferguson Award; Trauma One Award; and Outstanding Resident Educator Award. Dr. Tabrizi's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a pediatric urologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Elder is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elder's areas of expertise include the following: vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Elder accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Elder trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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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's specialties are clinical cytogenetics and pediatric genetics. She practices in Boston, MA. Dr. Pober's areas of expertise include diaphragmatic hernia and birth defects. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After attending Yale School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Boston Top Doctor and Top Doctor in Genetics. Dr. Pober offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pober has an open panel.

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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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