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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 sees patients in Centereach, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Smithtown, NY. Her medical specialty is general surgery. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, groin hernia, and achalasia. Dr. Pryor is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Duke University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Gallstones, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, 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 is a colon and rectal surgeon. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bergamaschi's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is a graduate of the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna Valley Preferred, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (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 an urologist and surgical oncologist in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and New York, NY. He attended the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Spaliviero's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. He takes HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Robert Wasnick specializes in pediatric urology. His areas of expertise consist of enuresis (bed wetting), hydronephrosis, and hypospadias. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wasnick takes. Dr. Wasnick attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Kings County Hospital Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Wasnick's professional affiliations include 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 works as a pediatrician. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include migraine, thyroid problems, and drug allergy. She is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz takes. Her education and training includes medical school at Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Schwartz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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

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

Dr. Martin Kaplan practices general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, child abuse, and acne. Dr. Kaplan is an in-network provider for 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). He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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.