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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 is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and intensive care specialist. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. Dr. Coran is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave Dr. Brandeis an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Brandeis speaks 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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, hernia surgery, and hernia. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Kurian takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed her residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Kurian has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Harlin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Harlin's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Harlin graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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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.