We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept First Health 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 specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Danvers, MA, Peabody, MA, and Salem, MA. Dr. Rivera (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Rivera is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), and Union Hospital. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Rivera completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivera has received the following distinctions: American College of Surgeons Resident Research; Fellowship.; and Claude Welch Resident Research Fellowship.. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Rattner's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Rattner's training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons.; and President Society American Gastrointestinal. Dr. Rattner is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in General Surgery
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Russell Ryan practices general surgery. Dr. Ryan (or staff) speaks French and Portuguese. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colorectal cancer surgery. Dr. Ryan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ryan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons. and Clinical Instructor Surgery, MGH.. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Colonoscopy, Hernia, Endoscopy, Colorectal ... (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 works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and surgical oncologist. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. His professional affiliations include Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kastrinakis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kastrinakis attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Greek.

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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
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Denise Gee's specialty is general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Gee's clinical interests: diverticular disease and tumor. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gee's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Tabrizi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Tabrizi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for her residency. Her distinctions include: Emmet F. Ferguson Award; Trauma One Award; and Outstanding Resident Educator Award. She is 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jack Elder's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elder include vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Elder attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Elder's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. 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.
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