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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 pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and cancer surgeon in Danvers, MA, Peabody, MA, and Salem, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Rivera is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), and Union Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rivera trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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.

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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 practices general surgery in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rattner at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rattner attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Rattner 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)

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. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and melanoma. Dr. Smail takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Smail's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beverly Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general surgery. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Ryan include diverticular disease, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colorectal cancer surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ryan honors. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including 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). Dr. Ryan is open to new patients.

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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 practices pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Danvers, MA and Salem, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kastrinakis include pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Kastrinakis welcomes new patients. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. He is conversant in Greek.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery. His clinical interests include ulcers, gastrointestinal surgery, and abdominal wall reconstruction. Dr. Gill takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gill completed a residency program at National Naval Medical Center. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Atrius Health. His practice 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 works as a general surgeon in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. These areas are among Dr. Gee's clinical interests: diverticular disease and tumor. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gee's office for an appointment. She obtained her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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 practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Salem, MA. Her areas of expertise consist of diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Tabrizi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, 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. 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
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jack Elder is a pediatric urology specialist. Dr. Elder has a special interest in vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Elder completed residency programs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. On average, patients gave Dr. Elder a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He 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.