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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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Haydon attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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)

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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Largo, FL and Dunedin, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gordon include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Ottawa Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. His clinical interests include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and colonoscopy. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. May accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 is a general surgeon and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Rodriguez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rodriguez is conversant in Spanish. He 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 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Wound Care
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite E
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Sebastian Tas practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tas is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Largo Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 physician who specializes in surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Erickson include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and work injuries. Dr. Erickson is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Palmetto Health Richland, Dr. Erickson attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school.

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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 an undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care specialist. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Kritsky 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. She obtained her medical school training at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Grandview 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 is an internal medicine hospitalist. Clinical interests for Dr. Saccente include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Northside Hospital and Heart Institute's residency program. Dr. Saccente has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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.

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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.