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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 practices general surgery in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rattner at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rattner attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Rattner has received the following distinctions: 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 practices general surgery in Boston, MA. His clinical interests encompass pancreatic cancer, hernia, and abdominal surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Lillemoe attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lillemoe include: 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. Dr. Lillemoe is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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' medical specialty is general surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Meireles completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Meireles's clinical interests 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. He has received the following distinction: Best of DDW 2011(2011). Dr. Meireles is conversant in Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Concord, MA. Dr. Muniappan's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices pediatric urology. After completing medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Pieretti performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vesicoureteral reflux, enuresis (bed wetting), and hypospadias. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Pieretti is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Phimosis, Varicocele, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Enuresis, Hypospadias, Hernia, Hydrocele, Testicular ... (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. These areas are among Dr. Gee's clinical interests: diverticular disease and tumor. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gee's office for an appointment. She obtained her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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 practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Salem, MA. Her areas of expertise consist of diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Tabrizi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, 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. Her practice 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 pediatric urology specialist. Dr. Elder has a special interest in vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Elder completed residency programs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. On average, patients gave Dr. Elder a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He 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)

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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. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pober include diaphragmatic hernia and birth defects. Dr. Pober is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine. She trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Dr. Pober is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Top Doctor and Top Doctor in Genetics. Dr. Pober is accepting new 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.