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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Jaime Rivera's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Rivera's clinical interests include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Peabody, and NSMC Union Hospital. Dr. Rivera is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rattner include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Patient ratings for Dr. Rattner average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rattner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions 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 affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. William Kastrinakis practices pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with NSMC Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kastrinakis accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kastrinakis obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. He speaks Greek.

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

Specializes in General Surgery
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Russell Ryan is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Ryan's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diverticular disease, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colorectal cancer surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Ryan attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Clinical Instructor Surgery, MGH. Dr. Ryan (or staff) speaks French and Portuguese. Dr. Ryan's hospital/clinic affiliations include NSMC Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Maryam Tabrizi is a medical specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She has indicated that her clinical interests include diverticular disease, intensive care, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Tabrizi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tabrizi include: Emmet F. Ferguson Award; Trauma One Award; and Outstanding Resident Educator Award. Dr. Tabrizi's hospital/clinic affiliations include NSMC Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery. She works in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Gee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Gee has indicated that her clinical interests include diverticular disease and tumor. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Gee accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric urology. His areas of clinical interest consist of vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Patient reviews placed Dr. Elder at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Elder attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Henry Ford Health System. He has an open panel.

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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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