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We found 5 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept BlueCare near Safety Harbor, FL.

Dr. Robert Todd Roth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 301
Safety Harbor, 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. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
626 Virginia Street; 4th Floor
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon, who practices in Largo, FL and Dunedin, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Gordon's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Gordon performed his residency at The Ottawa Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, hernia

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

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

Dr. Rick Schmidt's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Dr. Schmidt is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmidt takes. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at Broadgreen Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Schmidt's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

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

Dr. David Berry's medical specialty is vascular surgery. His clinical interests include breast surgery, breast issues, and hernia surgery. Dr. Berry 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 school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Berry is professionally affiliated with 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 is a general internist. He obtained his medical school training at International and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Patients gave Dr. Tan an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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)

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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.