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We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Tufts Health Plan 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rivera trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivera has received distinctions including American College of Surgeons Resident Research; Fellowship.; and Claude Welch Resident Research Fellowship.. In addition to English, Dr. Rivera (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), and Union Hospital. Dr. Rivera is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner's medical specialty is general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Rattner average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rattner include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rattner's office for an appointment. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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.

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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
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Russell Ryan is a general surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ryan at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ryan include diverticular disease, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colorectal cancer surgery. He is affiliated with Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ryan welcomes new patients. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Ryan trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ryan include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons. and Clinical Instructor Surgery, MGH.. In addition to English, Dr. Ryan (or staff) speaks French and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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 is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and cancer surgeon in Danvers, MA and Salem, MA. Dr. Kastrinakis studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kastrinakis trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. Dr. Kastrinakis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Greek. He is affiliated with Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Pancreas Problems, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Denise Gee is a general surgery specialist. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gee include diverticular disease and tumor. Dr. Gee accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Maryam Tabrizi is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Tabrizi is especially interested in diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a graduate of 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 residency. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Emmet F. Ferguson Award; Trauma One Award; and Outstanding Resident Educator Award. Dr. Tabrizi has an open panel.

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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
Mgh North Shore Ctr. for Outpatient Care; 102-104 Endicott
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jack Elder is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. Dr. Elder has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Elder attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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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.