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. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Steigman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steigman accepts. 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) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steigman 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, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos sees patients in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Merianos is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Merianos accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His 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. In addition to English, Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

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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 is a general surgeon. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Zenilman performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Coresource, Anthem, and more. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Howard County General Hospital, and Suburban Hospital.

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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 areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Chao's areas of expertise include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, Coresource, Anthem, and more. She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Chao is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

Dr. Syed Shah is a specialist in surgery. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at St. Vincent's Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: gallbladder problems, liver disease, and hernia surgery. Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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.
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