We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Medicaid near Danvers, MA.

Dr. Jaime Alfredo Rivera, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jaime Rivera specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Danvers, MA, Peabody, MA, and Salem, MA. These areas are among Dr. Rivera's clinical interests: diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), and Union Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rivera attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His distinctions include: American College of Surgeons Resident Research; Fellowship.; and Claude Welch Resident Research Fellowship.. Dr. Rivera (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Diverticular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine C Chen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
10 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Catherine Chen sees patients in Boston, MA and Peabody, MA. Her medical specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include hydrocele, umbilical hernia, and neonatal surgery. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan. Dr. Chen has received the following distinctions: Henry Asbury Christian Award, Harvard Medical School; Merck Sharp & Dohme Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons; and Winner, MA Chapter of the ACS Resident Prize Essay Competition. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , umbilical hernia

All Interests: Umbilical Hernia, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, 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)

Dr. Shawn J Rangel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
10 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Shawn Rangel works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, hydrocele, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Rangel accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rangel (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , umbilical hernia

All Interests: Umbilical Hernia, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Russell Ryan is a specialist in general surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ryan at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colorectal cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Ryan graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ryan has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College of Surgeons. and Clinical Instructor Surgery, MGH.. Dr. Ryan (or staff) is conversant in French and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Colonoscopy, Hernia, Endoscopy, Colorectal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. William Kastrinakis works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and cancer surgeon in Danvers, MA and Salem, MA. In addition to English, Dr. Kastrinakis speaks Greek. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. He is affiliated with Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Kastrinakis attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kastrinakis is open to new patients.

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Dr. Marc Cendron, MD
Specializes in Urology
10 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Marc Cendron is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. These areas are among Dr. Cendron's clinical interests: vesicoureteral reflux, inguinal hernia, and hydrocele. He is in-network for Medicaid insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Best Doctors Boston. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Cendron is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Circumcision, Neuro-Urologic Disorders, Vesicoureteral ... (Read more)

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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.