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 sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is general surgery. His clinical interests include colon cancer, inguinal hernia, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Amory at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Amory's distinctions include: 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. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

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

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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 medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Coran include cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Peter Bent Brigham Hospital's residency program. Dr. Coran's professional 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. Steven Zachary Brandeis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
170 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Brandeis, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Brandeis is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). Dr. Brandeis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Brandeis has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. John Saunders is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, colorectal surgery procedures, and minimally invasive surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saunders takes. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Sandra Tomita's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: ovarian cancer, esophageal surgery, and lobectomy. Dr. Tomita is in-network for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Tomita attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tomita's hospital/clinic 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)

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Kurian's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kurian accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from Albany Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Kurian has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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

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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 specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in New York, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Harlin average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harlin accepts. 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) speaks Spanish and German.

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

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

Dr. Edward Chin's specialty is surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Chin speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, achalasia, and colectomy (colon resection). He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chin takes. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; September; and Applause-o-gram for Excellence in Patient Care The Mount Sinai Medical Center. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Bradley Schwack is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Schwack a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwack attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Schwack (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Steven Hofstetter is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hernia surgery and hernia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Hofstetter attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hofstetter speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hernia, Hernia Surgery

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

Dr. Andrea Bedrosian specializes in bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bedrosian include gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Bedrosian is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center, NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates, and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. Dr. Bedrosian accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Bedrosian completed Dr. Bedrosian's residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Bedrosian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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

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

Dr. Hersch Pachter is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and colon cancer. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Pachter performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Pachter has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pachter (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is 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)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Cohen is a physician who specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and whipple procedure. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. George Fielding sees patients in New York, NY, Pomona, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fielding include obesity, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fielding takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Fielding is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Mary Ann Hopkins is a general surgery specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Hopkins has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, hernia surgery, and hernia. She is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Hopkins attended medical school at Harvard Medical School.

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

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Dr. Prashant Sinha, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
462 1st Avenue; Nbv 15 S - 5
New York, NY
 

Dr. Prashant Sinha's area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sinha include cancer surgery, gastrointestinal cancer, and hernia surgery. Dr. Sinha is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of New York-Presbyterian Hospital's residency program.

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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.