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We found 10 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Largo, 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 specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Santiago's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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). She 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 W Bay Drive; Suite E
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)

Dr. Sebastian M Tas, DO
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Wound Care
1258 West Bay Drive; Suite D
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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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colon ... (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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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Kirit Patel is an anesthesiology and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist in Largo, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Patel 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 Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His clinical interests include back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. Dr. Rosin is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic and Morton Plant Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital. Dr. Rosin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

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

Dr. Edison Tan practices general internal medicine in Clearwater, FL. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. On average, patients gave Dr. Tan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Tan attended International for medical school. He 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. Justin R Nudell, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 200
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Justin Nudell's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Nudell 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. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Blood Tests, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Flexible ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ralph Rophie specializes in family medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rophie include cryotherapy, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. Dr. Rophie honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. Dr. Rophie speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Salter, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
10011 Seminole Boulevard; Suite A
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Salter is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Salter's clinical interests: colposcopy, salpingectomy (fallopian tube removal), and colpocleisis. She 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. Salter's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, umbilical hernia

All Interests: Colposcopy, Abdominal Aortogram, Umbilical Hernia, Cervix Problems, Breast Biopsy, Labiaplasty, ... (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.