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We found 4 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept HIP Family Health near New York, NY.

Dr. Arnold Gerald Coran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10w
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arnold Coran's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. Dr. Coran takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Steven Zachary Brandeis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
170 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Brandeis' specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). Dr. Brandeis has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Brandeis is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Marina S Kurian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
161 Madison Avenue; Suite 9se
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marina Kurian's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. In Dr. Kurian's practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kurian accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stomach Problems, Hernia

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Dr. Brian Patrick Harlin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
251 E 33rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Harlin's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Harlin's clinical interests include diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Harlin attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Harlin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Dr. Harlin is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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.