We found 5 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept ConnectiCare near New York, NY.

Dr Shaun Allen Steigman MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
520 East 70th Street L 718
New York, NY

Dr. Shaun Steigman is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and pediatric thoracic surgeon in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Steigman honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Steigman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Steigman has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Mt. Auburn Hospital; and Poster of Distinction, Massachussetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting. In addition to English, Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Hiatal Hernia

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Gallbladder Remova ... (Read more)

Dr Demetri J Merianos MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
520 East 70th Street L 718
New York, NY

Dr. Demetri Merianos works as a surgical oncologist, pediatric thoracic surgeon, and pediatric head and neck surgeon in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Merianos include gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Merianos accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship. Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Hernia

All Interests: Circumcision, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Gastroi ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
506 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Charlene Chao works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Chao speaks Chinese. Her areas of expertise include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chao trained at Geisinger Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Chao is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Hiatal Hernia

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Women's Health Issu ... (Read more)

Dr Michael E Zenilman MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY

Dr. Michael Zenilman is a general surgery specialist. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Zenilman completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Hiatal Hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Research, Rectal Problems, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Pancreatic Surgery, Recta ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
506 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Megha Kothari is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kothari include achalasia, anemia, and hepatitis. She takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kothari (or staff) speaks Cantonese and Hindi. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Hiatal Hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Hepatitis, Nutrition Issues, Hiatal Hernia, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid Reflux, Obesity ... (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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