We found 5 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Silver Compass HSA 3600 near Largo, FL.

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

Dr. Lourdes Santiago works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Santiago's clinical interests: hemorrhoid banding, biopsy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bardmoor Surgery Center, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Santiago attended Ponce School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite E
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Gordon attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa for residency. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and biopsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Largo Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Appendectomy, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sebastian M Tas, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Wound Care
1258 West Bay Drive; Suite D
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Sebastian Tas is a specialist in general surgery and wound care. He works in Largo, FL and Safety Harbor, FL. Dr. Tas's areas of expertise include chronic wounds, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. 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. He graduated from 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: Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Chronic Wounds, Lumpectomy, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ralph Rophie sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: nutrition counseling, hepatitis, and infertility. Dr. Rophie is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Rophie completed his residency training at Mount Carmel Health System. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Edison Tan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from International and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Tan speaks Filipino.

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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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