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 First Avenue; Suite 10w
Manhattan, NY
 

Dr. Arnold Coran is a pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coran include cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Coran is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Peter Bent Brigham Hospital's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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' areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brandeis include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brandeis accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brandeis attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Brandeis is professionally 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 sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. Dr. Kurian honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kurian's education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Albany Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harlin include diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harlin honors. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Harlin (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He 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.