We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept MagnaCare near Stony Brook, NY.

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

Dr. Aurora Pryor's specialty is surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, groin hernia, and achalasia. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. Dr. Pryor is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Hospital's residency program. 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)

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

Dr. Roberto Bergamaschi's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bergamaschi include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna Valley Preferred, and more. He graduated from the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Paula Denoya practices colon & rectal surgery in Smithtown, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Her clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and ileostomy. Dr. Denoya is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Denoya has received distinctions including New York Rising Stars and New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Stony Brook Medicine University Physicians.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Wasnick practices pediatric urology. Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Wasnick attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His clinical interests include enuresis (bed wetting), hydronephrosis, and hypospadias. Amerigroup, Anthem, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wasnick accepts. Dr. Wasnick's hospital/clinic 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)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
239 Boyle Road
Selden, NY
 

Dr. Anna Schwartz is a Selden, NY physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Schwartz average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include migraine, drug allergy, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Schwartz takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Healthfirst. After attending Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Schwartz's professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero, who practices in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spaliviero include bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. He attended the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant.

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
125 Oakland Avenue
Port Jefferson, NY
 

Dr. Martin Kaplan's area of specialization is general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Kaplan's clinical interests: thyroid problems, acne, and behavioral disorders. He takes Amerigroup, MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and more. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kaplan trained at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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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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