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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, who practices in Safety Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roth include thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Roth trained 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gordon is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of The Ottawa Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Richard Jeffrey Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Other, Thoracic Surgery
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 301
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Rick Schmidt works as a chest surgeon in Safety Harbor, FL. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schmidt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schmidt graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Broadgreen Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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. In Dr. Berry's practice, he is particularly interested in breast surgery, breast issues, and hernia surgery. He is in-network for 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 Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital for his residency. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside 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 an internist. Dr. Tan is conversant in Filipino. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. He obtained his medical school training at International and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. The average patient rating for Dr. Tan is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan 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: , 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.