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Specializes in General Surgery
15 Parkman Street; Wacc 460
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner practices general surgery. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Dr. Rattner's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rattner include: Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons; and President Society American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (sages) 2004-5. Dr. Rattner is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Other
15 Parkman Street; Surgery Department
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Keith Lillemoe's specialty is general surgery. In Dr. Lillemoe's practice, he is particularly interested in pancreatic cancer, hernia, and abdominal surgery. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Newsweek Magazine Top Cancer Doctors; Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars; and Castle and Connolly Medical Limited, America's Top Doctors - Surgery. Dr. Lillemoe is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreatitis, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
55 Fruit Street/warren 1157
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Rafael Pieretti specializes in pediatric urology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Pieretti's practice, he is particularly interested in vesicoureteral reflux, enuresis (bed wetting), and hypospadias. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Pieretti has received include Partners; Excellence Award; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Pieretti (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Pieretti is affiliated with Shriners Hospital For Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Phimosis, Varicocele, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Enuresis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
165 Cambridge Street; Suite 810
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Maryam Tabrizi works as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensivist in Danvers, MA, Boston, MA, and Salem, MA. Dr. Tabrizi's clinical interests include diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NSMC Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Tabrizi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Her distinctions include: Emmet F. Ferguson Award; Trauma One Award; and Outstanding Resident Educator Award. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intensive Care, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit St Blake 1570
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ashok Muniappan practices thoracic surgery in Boston, MA and Concord, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muniappan is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Muniappan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Transplant, Acid Reflux, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Diaphragmatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
15 Parkman Street; Acc 460
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Denise Gee's medical specialty is general surgery. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Gee performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Gee include diverticular disease and tumor. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gee has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Tumor, Diverticular Disease, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Adrenal ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
50 Staniford Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ozanan Meireles' medical specialty is general surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hernia, abdominal surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Meireles's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Meireles has an open panel. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for his residency. He has received the distinction of Best of DDW 2011. Dr. Meireles speaks Portuguese.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Abdominal Surgery, Hernia, Endoscopy

Dr. Jack S Elder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
55 Fruit Street; Warren 11
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Elder is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Elder's residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of clinical interest consist of vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). On average, patients gave Dr. Elder a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Elder offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Henry Ford Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Problems, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Clinical Cytogenetics, Pediatric Genetics
185 Cambridge Street; Room
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Barbara Pober is a clinical cytogeneticist and pediatric geneticist. Her education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pober include diaphragmatic hernia and birth defects. Dr. Pober is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Pober's distinctions include: Boston Top Doctor Top Doctor in Genetics and Top Doctor in Genetics. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pober is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Diaphragmatic Hernia, Birth Defects

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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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