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

Dr. Lourdes Teresa Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lourdes Santiago is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Santiago's clinical interests: bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. Her professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Tennova Healthcare. She obtained her medical school training at Ponce School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Santiago's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes 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

All Interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Flexible ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Farnsworth May's specialty is vascular surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and colonoscopy. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. May accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Gordon honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. He trained at The Ottawa Hospital for residency. Dr. Gordon 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)

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

Dr. Thomas Tirone is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He has a special interest in cancer, breast surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Tirone is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna, and more. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Tirone completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Whipple Procedure, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic ... (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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. His medical specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and general surgery. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Allan Hull Haydon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
1106 Druid Road South; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Allan Haydon is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haydon 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 attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. He 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. 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 is a specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. He works in Largo, FL. Dr. Tas's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at 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 specialist in surgery. He works in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among Dr. Erickson's clinical interests: breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and work injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Palmetto Health Richland. Dr. Erickson is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes 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: 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's areas of specialization are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care; she sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL and Largo, FL. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Kritsky is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Kirit Patel practices anesthesiology and geriatrics (elderly care) in Largo, FL. Dr. Patel 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. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Rosin is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). On average, patients gave Dr. Rosin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. He honors 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 U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Dr. Rosin attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rosin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Diagnostic Clinic and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Back Pain, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ralph Rophie's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rophie include nutrition counseling, hepatitis, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Rophie is 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Rophie is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and a graduate of Mount Carmel Health System's residency program. 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. Edison Ngo Tan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edison Tan works as a general internist in Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Patient ratings for Dr. Tan average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending International for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Tan is conversant in Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kanaan include diabetes and alzheimer's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. 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. Michael Douglas Saccente, DO
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1251 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Saccente sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is adult hospital medicine. Before completing his residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr. Saccente attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He 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 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.
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