We found 5 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept ConnectiCare near New York, NY.

Dr. Shaun Allen Steigman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
525 E 68th Street, Box 209; Division of Pediatric Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaun Steigman is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steigman include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steigman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: New York Rising Stars; Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Mt. Auburn Hospital; and Poster of Distinction, Massachussetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting. In addition to English, Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite #3b, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. He works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Merianos's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Merianos attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Merianos honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship.

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Dr. Michael Eric Zenilman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
263 7th Avenue; Suite #5a, Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Zenilman's specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Zenilman include gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Howard County General Hospital, and Suburban Hospital. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5 Chatham Square; New York Methodist Hosp Department of Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charlene Chao's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She practices in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Chao include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. The average patient rating for Dr. Chao is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Chao is conversant in Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Specializes in Surgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5a, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Syed Shah's specialty is surgery. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Shah takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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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.