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

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

Dr. Michael Zenilman is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, crohn's disease, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Zenilman accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Zenilman is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Howard County General Hospital, and Suburban Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Research, Rectal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (Read more)

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 surgeon, surgical oncologist, and pediatric thoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steigman accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Steigman is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Steigman completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

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 works as a cancer surgeon, pediatric thoracic surgeon, and pediatric head and neck surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Merianos include gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Merianos is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Merianos's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship. Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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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 general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. Dr. Chao's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. Dr. Chao is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Women's Health ... (Read more)

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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 takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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.