We found 9 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 works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and cancer surgeon in Danvers, MA, Peabody, MA, and Salem, MA. Dr. Rivera's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: American College of Surgeons Resident Research; Fellowship.; and Claude Welch Resident Research Fellowship.. Dr. Rivera (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Rivera's hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), and Union Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rivera's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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 practices pediatric surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery in Boston, MA and Peabody, MA. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include hydrocele, umbilical hernia, and neonatal surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Chen is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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. She is accepting new patients.

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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. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rattner attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Dr. Rattner has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rattner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons.; and President Society American Gastrointestinal. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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 practices pediatric surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery in Peabody, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Rangel's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, hydrocele, and neonatal surgery. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rangel accepts. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Rangel (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Boston Medical Center (BMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rangel's office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Ryan attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ryan's areas of expertise consist of diverticular disease, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colorectal cancer surgery. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ryan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellow, American College of Surgeons. and Clinical Instructor Surgery, MGH.. Dr. Ryan (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). He is accepting new patients.

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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' medical specialty is pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kastrinakis include pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kastrinakis is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Kastrinakis attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Greek.

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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 sees patients in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Her medical specialty is general surgery. She obtained her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Gee's areas of expertise consist of diverticular disease and tumor. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gee (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Gee is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). In her practice, she is particularly interested in diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tabrizi accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Tabrizi attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. She has received distinctions including Emmet F. Ferguson Award; Trauma One Award; and Outstanding Resident Educator Award. Dr. Tabrizi 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
Mgh North Shore Ctr. for Outpatient Care; 102-104 Endicott
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jack Elder specializes in pediatric urology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Elder focuses on vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Elder is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He has received the following distinction: 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)

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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.