We found 5 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Neighborhood Health Plan ACD near Boston, MA.

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Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4 stars (4 ratings)
15 Parkman Street; Wacc 460
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner specializes in general surgery and practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Rattner has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has an open panel. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Rattner has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons; and President Society American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (sages) 2004-5.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer, Hernia, Barrett's Esophagus, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Keith Lillemoe is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Lillemoe's areas of clinical interest consist of pancreatic cancer, hernia, and abdominal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Newsweek Magazine Top Cancer Doctors; Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars; and Castle and Connolly Medical Limited, America's Top Doctors - Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lillemoe's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Abdominal Surgery, Hernia

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
55 Fruit St Blake 1570
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ashok Muniappan practices thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Muniappan is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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
50 Staniford Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ozanan Meireles is a general surgeon in Boston, MA. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). In his practice, Dr. Meireles focuses on hernia, abdominal surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Meireles is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Best of DDW 2011. Dr. Meireles speaks Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Acid Reflux, Abdominal Surgery, Hernia

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

Dr. Barbara Pober is a specialist in clinical cytogenetics and pediatric genetics. In Dr. Pober's practice, she is particularly interested in diaphragmatic hernia and birth defects. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pober is accepting new patients. She attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Top Doctor Top Doctor in Genetics and Top Doctor in Genetics. She offers interpreting services for her 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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