We found 7 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 surgery specialist. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Pryor's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, groin hernia, and achalasia. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. Dr. Pryor is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Gallstones, Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder ... (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 sees patients in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Bergamaschi studied medicine at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna Valley Preferred, and more.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Dr. Paula Irina Denoya, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Hsc T19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Paula Denoya's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denoya include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and ileostomy. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: New York Rising Stars and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Denoya is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook Medicine University Physicians.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. Dr. Spaliviero studied medicine at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Spaliviero completed residency programs at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Spaliviero honors 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 is a general pediatrician. Dr. Kaplan's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, acne, and behavioral disorders. He takes Amerigroup, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Child Abuse, Metabolic Disorders, Eczema, Sleep Problems, Nutrition Issues, ... (Read more)

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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 works as a pediatric urologist in East Meadow, NY, Hampton Bays, NY, and Patchogue, NY. He is especially interested in enuresis (bed wetting), hydronephrosis, and hypospadias. Dr. Wasnick is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), NuHealth, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Amerigroup, Anthem, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wasnick takes. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Wasnick completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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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 is a Selden, NY physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She attended Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include migraine, drug allergy, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwartz accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Drug Allergy, Celiac Disease, Headache, Eczema, Sleep Problems, Nutrition Issues, ... (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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