We found 8 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1451 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Showing 1-8 of 8
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue North; Bay Surgical Specialists - 7th Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huguet include colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and whipple procedure. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Huguet speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Sleeve ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Martin Levine, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4957 38th Avenue North; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Levine practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Levine's areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, heart problems, and gallbladder problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Dr. Levine attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Steven Collins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
960 7th Avenue North; Bay Surgical Specialists - 7th Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Collins is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, carotid artery stenting, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Collins's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Collins is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collins accepts.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Hemorrhoid Banding, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Freddie L McRae, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
603 7th Street South; Suite 520
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Freddie McRae is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. McRae is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McRae include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Georgia and residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. McRae speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Mastectomy, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Matthew Couch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
4801 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. H. Couch is a general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Dr. Couch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Thai, and Indian Languages. Dr. Couch's areas of expertise include crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Flinders University School of Medicine and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Couch a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Hernia, Wounds, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
625 6th Avenue South; Suite 125
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Hirsch specializes in general surgery and trauma surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Hirsch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Physicians Surgery Center and Northside Hospital (Georgia). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Varicose Veins, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Lumpectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene A Murphy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Murphy is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Murphy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He attended medical school at Queen's University Belfast. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Murphy 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Mastectomy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Dialysis

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3831 16th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan is a general internist. Dr. Nirmalan's clinical interests include diabetes, emphysema, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is conversant in Tamil. Dr. Nirmalan is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Reviews

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.