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

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

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, crohn's disease, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Ledesma takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ledesma's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Skin Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laser Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Roth sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Roth include thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth 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. 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 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. 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 physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Before performing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Alkhafaji attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and thyroid surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Alkhafaji is conversant in 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 Charles Borock, MD
Specializes in Surgery
6633 Forest Avenue; Suite 205
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Eric Borock is a surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Patients gave Dr. Borock an average rating of 2.0 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. Borock accepts. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Borock 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 specializes in general surgery and practices in Trinity, FL. Dr. Chisholm attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Skin Issues, Soft Tissue Problems, Hemorrhoids, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Agarwal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa sees patients in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chowdappa honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is affiliated with Apollo Medical Center.

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All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (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.