We found 25 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept United Healthcare HMO near New York, NY.

Dr. Spencer Eugene Amory, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5141 Broadway 3 River East-178
New York, NY
 

Dr. Spencer Amory is a specialist in general surgery. He works in New York, NY. Patient reviews placed Dr. Amory at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Amory include colon cancer, inguinal hernia, and crohn's disease. He accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Amory attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Leonard Tow award for Humanism in Medicine; and Physician of the Year 2006, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Nursing. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Amory's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

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 specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Coran include cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. Dr. Coran accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Coran completed his residency training at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward H Chin, MD
Specializes in Surgery
5 East 98th Street; 14th Floor, Box 1259
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Chin, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Chin speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, achalasia, and colectomy (colon resection). He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; September; and Applause-o-gram for Excellence in Patient Care The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra S Tomita, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
530 First Avenue; Suite 10w
Manhattan, NY
 

Dr. Sandra Tomita practices pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tomita include ovarian cancer, esophageal surgery, and lobectomy. Dr. Tomita takes Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Neuroendocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10s
New York, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schwack completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Schwack has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Fundoplication, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Mitchell Cohen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Cohen sees patients in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and whipple procedure. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Cohen's education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hersch Leon Pachter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
530 1st Avenue; Hcc 6c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hersch Pachter's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pachter include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pachter is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Pachter's residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pachter (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Pachter is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Roy Hofstetter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
530 1st Avenue; 6c Surgical Associates
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Hofstetter is a general surgeon in New York, NY. He is especially interested in hernia surgery and hernia. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Hofstetter accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Hofstetter is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Hernia, Hernia Surgery

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Brandeis average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brandeis's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brandeis trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Brandeis speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Hemorrhoidectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marina Kurian is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Kurian is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kurian takes. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kurian has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea S Bedrosian, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10s
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Bedrosian's area of specialization is bariatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Bedrosian's clinical interests: gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bedrosian honors. Dr. Bedrosian's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In addition to English, Dr. Bedrosian (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Bedrosian is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center, NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates, and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, Ulcers, Hernia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Harlin practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Harlin a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harlin include diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Harlin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Harlin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
530 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Saunders works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saunders include cancer surgery, colorectal surgery procedures, and minimally invasive surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Saunders obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alexander Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Nyu Weight Management Program, NY
 

Dr. George Fielding is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in New York, NY, Pomona, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Fielding average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include obesity, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fielding attended medical school at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Gastroparesis, Fundoplication, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Ann Hopkins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 6c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mary Ann Hopkins specializes in general surgery and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Hopkins graduated from Harvard Medical School. Her training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hopkins include minimally invasive surgery, hernia surgery, and hernia. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hopkins is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hernia, Hernia Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Abraham Krikhely, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
4802 10th Avenue; Maimonides - Department of Surgery
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Abraham Krikhely specializes in bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include inguinal hernia repair, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and umbilical hernia. Dr. Krikhely accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Krikhely is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, umbilical hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, ... (Read 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.
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