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

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Dr. Shaun Allen Steigman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
525 E 68th Street, Box 209; Division of Pediatric Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaun Steigman's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric thoracic surgery; he sees patients in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Steigman has received include 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. Dr. Steigman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
263 7th Avenue; Suite 4e
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos' specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. He practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Merianos is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Merianos attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Merianos's 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. Dr. Merianos's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5 Chatham Square; New York Methodist Hosp Department of Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charlene Chao practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and women's health issues. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chao honors Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Chao completed her residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. She speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Dr. Michael E Zenilman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite #5a, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Zenilman specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include gallbladder problems, thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Zenilman attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, Anthem, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite #5a, Nypbmh Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Megha Kothari practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in Brooklyn, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, anemia, and hepatitis. Dr. Kothari is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kothari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Cantonese and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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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