We found 10 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Medicare near Peabody, MA.

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Jaime Rivera practices pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Danvers, MA, Salem, MA, and Peabody, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivera include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Rivera is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Rivera trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital, Atrius Health, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Dr. Rattner is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Rattner welcomes new patients. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed 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 and Endoscopic Surgeons (sages) 2004-5.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (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. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include hydrocele, umbilical hernia, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen's distinctions include: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Her professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). 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)

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

Dr. Peter Gill works as a general surgeon. Dr. Gill's clinical interests include ulcers, gastrointestinal surgery, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Atrius Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (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 and practices in Beverly, MA, Peabody, MA, and Danvers, MA. His areas of expertise consist of colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and melanoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Atrius Health. Dr. Smail is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Smail trained at Rhode Island Hospital for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: U.S. Navy Commendation Medal and Brown Medical School Dean's Teaching Award. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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All Interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Therapeutic Colonoscopy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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, who practices in Danvers, MA and Salem, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Kastrinakis attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kastrinakis is conversant in Greek. He is affiliated with Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Russell Ryan specializes in general surgery and practices in Danvers, MA and Salem, MA. Dr. Ryan has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ryan include diverticular disease, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colorectal cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Salem Hospital, Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Ryan is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ryan has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Clinical Instructor Surgery, MGH. Dr. Ryan (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Portuguese.

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

Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Denise Gee is a general surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gee include diverticular disease and tumor. Dr. Gee is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gee attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Gee has an open panel.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Tumor, Diverticular Disease, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Adrenal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maryam Tabrizi specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Danvers, MA, Boston, MA, and Salem, MA. In Dr. Tabrizi's practice, she is particularly interested in diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Tabrizi has an open panel. She attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Emmet F. Ferguson Award; Trauma One Award; and Outstanding Resident Educator Award.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intensive Care, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jack Elder, who practices in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Newton, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Elder's clinical interests include vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Elder offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Elder 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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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.
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