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We found 8 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida MyBlue near Clearwater, FL.

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Dr. Allan Hull Haydon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
1106 Druid Road South; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Allan Haydon's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Haydon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Haydon attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Mastectomy, Breast Reduction, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1258 West Bay Drive; Suite E, Advanced Surgical Associates of West Floor
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gordon is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of The Ottawa Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Bowel Resection, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Other
1106 Druid Road South; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Farnsworth May specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. He is especially interested in hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and colonoscopy. Dr. May is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. May is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Hemorrhoid Banding, Colonoscopy

Dr. Richard Rodriguez, MPH, MD, DO
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery
1106 Druid Road South; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Rodriguez specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine and general surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL, Tampa, FL, and Largo, FL. His clinical interests include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Rodriguez graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Mastectomy, Colon Surgery, Wounds, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sebastian M Tas, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite E
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Sebastian Tas specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tas studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Obesity, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt Victore Erickson, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Other
1106 Druid Road S; Sute 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Erickson is a specialist in surgery. He works in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Erickson's areas of expertise include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and work injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing his residency at Palmetto Health Richland, Dr. Erickson attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Erickson highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Work Injuries, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Hemorrhoid Banding, Mastectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Kritsky, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2025 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Karen Kritsky's medical specialty is general surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kritsky accepts. Dr. Kritsky graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Grandview Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Hernia, Breast Cancer

Dr. Michael Douglas Saccente, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1251 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Saccente's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Saccente average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saccente include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Saccente's medical residency was performed at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (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.