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's specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Rivera's areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Rivera trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rivera's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Diverticular Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Smail works as a general surgeon. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Smail has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and melanoma. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beverly Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Smail performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: U.S. Navy Commendation Medal and Brown Medical School Dean's Teaching Award. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner works as a general surgeon. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rattner attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rattner include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. The average patient rating for Dr. Rattner is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Rattner's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons; and President Society American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (sages) 2004-5. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner is accepting new patients.

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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. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include the following: hydrocele, umbilical hernia, and neonatal surgery. She is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen 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. 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). 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)

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

Dr. Peter Gill is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Gill's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, gastrointestinal surgery, and abdominal wall reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Atrius Health. He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (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' areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Kastrinakis's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kastrinakis honors. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kastrinakis completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Ryan (or staff) is conversant in French and Portuguese. His areas of expertise consist of diverticular disease, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colorectal cancer surgery. Dr. Ryan is affiliated with Salem Hospital, Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ryan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ryan has received include Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Clinical Instructor Surgery, MGH. He is open to new patients.

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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. She obtained her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Gee include diverticular disease and tumor. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gee's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She practices in Danvers, MA, Boston, MA, and Salem, MA. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her areas of expertise consist of diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Tabrizi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She has received the following distinctions: Emmet F. Ferguson Award; Trauma One Award; and Outstanding Resident Educator Award. Dr. Tabrizi is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a pediatric urologist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elder's areas of expertise include the following: vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has an open panel. Dr. Elder's 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 professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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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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