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We found 9 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Medicare near Peabody, MA.

Dr. Jaime Alfredo Rivera, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, 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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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 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. David Frederick Smail Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. David Smail specializes in general surgery. He has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and melanoma. His professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beverly Hospital. Dr. Smail takes Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. Dr. Smail is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smail completed a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Therapeutic Colonoscopy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic ... (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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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 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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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Pancreas Problems, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Severin Gill, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Peter Gill's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gill include ulcers, gastrointestinal surgery, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Atrius Health. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Gill is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Denise Gee's area of specialization is general surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diverticular disease and tumor. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before performing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Gee attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gee is accepting new patients.

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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 general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Salem, MA. She has a special interest in diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tabrizi graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jack Elder is a pediatric urologist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Newton, MA. Dr. Elder's areas of expertise include vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Elder is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.