We found 10 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Medicare near Peabody, MA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Jaime Rivera is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and surgical oncologist in Danvers, MA, Salem, MA, and Peabody, MA. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivera is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Peabody, and NSMC Union Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner is a general surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Rattner has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including 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, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Frederick Smail Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. David Smail's area of specialization is general surgery. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Smail attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Smail's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colorectal surgery procedures, and breast surgery. He honors Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: U.S. Navy Commendation Medal and Brown Medical School Dean's Teaching Award. Dr. Smail offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Peabody, and NSMC Salem Hospital. Dr. Smail has an open panel.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Wounds, Therapeutic Colonoscopy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine C Chen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
10 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Catherine Chen practices pediatric surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Her training includes residency programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include hydrocele, umbilical hernia, and neonatal surgery. She is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Chen's distinctions include: Henry Asbury Christian Award, Harvard Medical School; Merck Sharp & Dohme Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons; and Winner, MA Chapter of the ACS Resident Prize Essay Competition. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Chen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , umbilical hernia

All Interests: Umbilical Hernia, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. William Kastrinakis practices pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Kastrinakis performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. He speaks Greek. Dr. Kastrinakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include NSMC Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Pancreas Problems, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter S Gill, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2 Essex Center Drive
Peabody, MA
 

Dr. Peter Gill is a general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, ulcers, and gastrointestinal surgery. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Harvard Vanguard Peabody. Dr. Gill attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gill is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Russell Ryan works as a general surgeon in Danvers, MA and Salem, MA. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ryan's clinical interests include diverticular disease, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colorectal cancer surgery. He is affiliated with NSMC Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Ryan graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ryan include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Clinical Instructor Surgery, MGH. Dr. Ryan (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Colonoscopy, Hernia, Endoscopy, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Maryam Tabrizi is a general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. She has a special interest in diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Tabrizi is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Tabrizi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Emmet F. Ferguson Award; Trauma One Award; and Outstanding Resident Educator Award. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NSMC Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Denise Gee specializes in general surgery and practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Gee studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diverticular disease and tumor. Dr. Gee is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Dr. Jack S Elder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jack Elder, who practices in Newton, MA, Boston, MA, and Danvers, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Elder attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Elder is especially interested in vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Elder offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Elder's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

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