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's areas of specialization are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Roth's clinical interests: thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Roth studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania for residency.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

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

Dr. Rick Schmidt specializes in thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schmidt include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Schmidt is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schmidt trained at Broadgreen Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 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. Schmidt honors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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 areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Largo, FL and Dunedin, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gordon attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Ottawa Hospital for residency. Dr. Gordon's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

Read more

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 vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Berry is especially interested in breast surgery, breast issues, and hernia surgery. 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. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

Read more

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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tan takes. He attended International for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He is conversant in Filipino.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

Insurance

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.