We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care 65 near Salem, MA.

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Jaime Rivera, who practices in Danvers, MA, Salem, MA, and Peabody, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivera include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Rivera's professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital, Atrius Health, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Rivera honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner is a general surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Patients gave Dr. Rattner an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rattner include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rattner is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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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All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. William Kastrinakis is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Kastrinakis's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kastrinakis speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in General Surgery
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Russell Ryan specializes in general surgery. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ryan is especially interested in diverticular disease, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colorectal cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Salem Hospital, Union Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ryan welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ryan has received include Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Clinical Instructor Surgery, MGH. In addition to English, Dr. Ryan (or staff) speaks 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 surgeon in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gee's clinical interests encompass diverticular disease and tumor. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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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
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Maryam Tabrizi is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Her clinical interests 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 professional recognition including the following: 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 Dr. Tabrizi's office for an appointment.

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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. Patients gave Dr. Elder an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elder honors. Dr. Elder has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Elder has received the distinction of 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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