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. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Steigman is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Steigman trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Steigman has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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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, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. Dr. Merianos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merianos include gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Merianos honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 Seventh Avenue; Suite #5a, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Zenilman specializes in general surgery. Areas of expertise 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 obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Zenilman honors Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Chao's areas of expertise include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Chao studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, Anthem, and more.

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

Dr. Syed Shah specializes in surgery. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. His clinical interests include gallbladder problems, liver disease, and hernia surgery. Dr. Shah is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Shah obtained his medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem.

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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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