We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept United Healthcare Gold near New Port Richey, FL.

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Dr. Robert Todd Roth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
2102 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Robert Roth's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania. Dr. Roth's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roth honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid cancer, crohn's disease, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Ledesma is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ledesma completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 Alkhafaji is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in New Port Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Alkhafaji include breast biopsy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and thyroid surgery. 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. Dr. Alkhafaji is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Mastectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Borock is a surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Borock is 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Borock include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Borock obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Mastectomy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Biopsy

Dr. Keith Gregory Chisholm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
10751 Maple Creek Drive; Suite 103
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Keith Chisholm is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Trinity, FL. 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. Chisholm studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Rectal Cancer, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Usha Agarwal sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Her medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Agarwal has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agarwal include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Agarwal is a graduate of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Agarwal trained at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Chowdappa attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Apollo Medical Center.

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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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