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We found 6 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept MagnaCare near Stony Brook, NY.

Dr. Aurora Dawn Pryor, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Hsc 18 040; Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Aurora Pryor is a general surgeon in Centereach, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Smithtown, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, groin hernia, and achalasia. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Pryor completed her residency training at Duke University Hospital. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Gallstones, Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Roberto Camillo Maria Bergamaschi, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Hsc T19-020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Roberto Bergamaschi is a colon and rectal surgeon in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna Valley Preferred, and more. Dr. Bergamaschi studied medicine at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Bergamaschi speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Hsc Level 9 Urology; Room 040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. Dr. Spaliviero's education and training includes medical school at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Prostate Problems, Research, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin P Kaplan, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
125 Oakland Avenue
Port Jefferson, NY
 

Dr. Martin Kaplan works as a general pediatrician in Port Jefferson Station, NY and Port Jefferson, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, child abuse, and acne. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Kaplan attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Kaplan accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus.

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Dr. Robert J Wasnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Health Sciences Center; T-9 Room 040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Robert Wasnick is a pediatric urology specialist. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Wasnick's training includes residency programs at Kings County Hospital Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. These areas are among his clinical interests: enuresis (bed wetting), hydronephrosis, and hypospadias. He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Circumcision, Ureter Problems, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Enuresis, Hydronephrosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
239 Boyle Road
Selden, NY
 

Dr. Anna Schwartz specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Schwartz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include migraine, thyroid problems, and drug allergy. Dr. Schwartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. After completing medical school at Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy, Dr. Schwartz performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Schwartz is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Healthfirst.

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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.