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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 is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among Dr. Rivera's clinical interests: diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Rivera trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Rivera's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), and Union Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his 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)

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Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner is a general surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rattner include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Dr. Rattner is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 professional recognition including the following: 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of diverticular disease, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colorectal cancer surgery. Dr. Ryan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Ryan completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American College of Surgeons. and Clinical Instructor Surgery, MGH.. In addition to English, Dr. Ryan (or staff) speaks French and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). Dr. Ryan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Dr. David Frederick Smail Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. David Smail practices general surgery in Beverly, MA, Peabody, MA, and Danvers, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smail include colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and melanoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beverly Hospital. Dr. Smail is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Smail is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Smail attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Breast Surgery, Wounds, Therapeutic Colonoscopy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic ... (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 surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Danvers, MA and Salem, MA. In addition to English, Dr. Kastrinakis speaks Greek. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. 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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 specializes in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gill include ulcers, gastrointestinal surgery, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Gill is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Atrius Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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 works as a general surgeon in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Gee's areas of expertise include diverticular disease and tumor. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gee is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She welcomes 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 specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She works in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Salem, MA. Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Tabrizi attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Emmet F. Ferguson Award; Trauma One Award; and Outstanding Resident Educator Award. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tabrizi 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
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jack Elder is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Elder takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Elder is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Elder's 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.