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Dr. Aziz Abdulaziz Muhsin Alkhafaji, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 109
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Aziz Al'kafaji specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Al'kafaji's areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and a graduate of Lutheran Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for 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: Breast Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Mastectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dwayne Felix Ledesma, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
8141 Bellarus Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Ledesma obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ledesma include carotid artery stenting, crohn's disease, and thyroid cancer. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Dr. Keith Gregory Chisholm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
10751 Maple Creek Drive; Suite 103 (trinity Professional Place)
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Keith Chisholm is a general surgeon in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chisholm include skin cancer removal, cancer, and stomach problems. 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 the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric C Borock, MD
Specializes in Surgery
6633 Forest Avenue; Suite 205
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Eric Borock, who practices in New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Borock's clinical interests include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and laparoscopic colon surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Borock attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Borock is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Her areas of expertise include heart problems, hepatitis, and lupus. Patient ratings for Dr. Agarwal average 1.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and performed her residency at Harlem Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Dr. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, nutrition counseling, and sleep apnea. Dr. Javeed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College and performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Javeed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Indian Languages. He is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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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