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We found 4 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Medicare near Kissimmee, FL.

Dr. Francisco Rueda Halili, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2400 N. Orange Blossom Trail
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Halili works as a general surgeon in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, breast surgery, and appendectomy. Dr. Halili's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Halili accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Abdominal Problems, Colon Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Napoleon N Estrada, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
320 West Bass Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Napoleon Estrada practices general surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Estrada attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. His residency was performed at New York Downtown Hospital. Dr. Estrada is conversant in Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , femoral hernia, incisional hernia, inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1819 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mehr Rahmatullah's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rahmatullah accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and First Health. She attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Orlando Health for residency. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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All Interests: Depression, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irfan Siddique, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
720 W Oak Street; Suite 312
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Irfan Siddique is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Siddique is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Nishtar Medical College and residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Siddique (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, ... (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.