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We found 15 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Thomas Anthony Tirone, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1106 Druid Road South; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Tirone sees patients in Clearwater, FL, Tampa, FL, and Largo, FL. His medical specialty is general surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer, breast surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Tirone honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Allan Haydon's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haydon include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Haydon is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Farnsworth May is a vascular surgeon in Clearwater, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. May include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and colonoscopy. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. May accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. 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. Lourdes Teresa Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lourdes Santiago is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Santiago's areas of expertise include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Ponce School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Santiago is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Paracentesis, Rectal Prolapse, Bowel Resection, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, ... (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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Ottawa Hospital for residency. Dr. Gordon's clinical interests include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Sebastian Tas is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tas attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tas completed a residency program at Largo Medical Center.

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All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colon ... (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's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Erickson include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and work injuries. On average, patients gave Dr. Erickson a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Erickson completed a residency program at Palmetto Health Richland. Dr. Erickson is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery. She attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Grandview Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kritsky honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Dr. Joseph Howard Rosin, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Rosin specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. He is affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Rosin is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital. Dr. Rosin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts 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: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Back Pain, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirti Kumar Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1258 West Bay Drive; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kirit Patel works as an anesthesiologist and geriatrician in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edison Ngo Tan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edison Tan is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan's clinical interests include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of International. He completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Tan speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Elias Kanaan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1173 Turner Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Elias Kanaan's specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kanaan include diabetes and alzheimer's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kanaan (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph Albert Rophie, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1239 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rophie specializes in family medicine. Before completing his residency at Mount Carmel Health System, Dr. Rophie attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. His areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rophie honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Saccente is an internist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Saccente's clinical interests: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. 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. Before completing his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Saccente attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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.