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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 is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Haydon takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Haydon is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

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

Dr. Farnsworth May's area of specialization is vascular surgery. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. May's medical residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and colonoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. May is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. May is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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

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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Largo, FL and Dunedin, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gordon include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Gordon is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at The Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Gordon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, hernia

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

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. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Rodriguez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Largo Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Wound Care
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite E
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Sebastian Tas' specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. He studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tas trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Kurt Erickson is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and work injuries. Dr. Erickson is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Palmetto Health Richland, Dr. Erickson attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Wound Care
2025 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Karen Kritsky is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care. She obtained her medical school training at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Kritsky takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Douglas Saccente, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1251 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Saccente's specialty is adult hospital medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. The average patient rating for Dr. Saccente is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saccente is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant 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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