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Dr. Robert Todd Roth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 301
Safety Harbor, 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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All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Jeffery Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Other, Thoracic Surgery
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 301
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Rick Schmidt's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Schmidt's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Schmidt is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Broadgreen Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Schmidt attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Thyroid Problems, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Colonoscopy

Dr. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
626 Virginia Street; 4th Floor
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Ottawa Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon honors. Dr. Gordon's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Bowel Resection, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid ... (Read more)

Dr. David Griffiths Berry, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Other
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 301
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. David Berry is a specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Berry's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berry include breast surgery, breast issues, and hernia surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berry's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia

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

Dr. Edison Tan's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Tan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from International. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for his residency. Dr. Tan is conversant in Filipino.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (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.
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