We found 14 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1451 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Steven Levine is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, mastectomy (breast removal surgery), and hernia surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Levine attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Peripheral Artery Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Mastectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Huguet include colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. The average patient rating for Dr. Huguet is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Huguet takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Esophagus Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kevin Hirsch is a trauma surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Bradenton, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, colorectal surgery procedures, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Hirsch honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York Downtown Hospital, and Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

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

Dr. Freddie McRae's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McRae include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. Patient ratings for Dr. McRae average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McRae honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. McRae studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His training includes a residency program at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

Dr. Paul Steven Collins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Collins is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Collins's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bowel surgery, breast biopsy, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eugene Murphy's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and laser surgery. Dr. Murphy's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Queen's University Belfast for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Laser Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Matthew Couch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4801 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. H. Couch is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Couch include bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and pressure ulcers (bedsores). The average patient rating for Dr. Couch is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Couch takes 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 Flinders University School of Medicine and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Couch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Thai. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , abdominal hernia

All Interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Kritsky, DO
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Wound Care
7800 66th Street N; Suite 204
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Karen Kritsky, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL and Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kritsky attended West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Grandview Medical Center. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Hernia, Breast Cancer

Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi Cherukuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
218 Pasadena Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Cherukuri include depression, heart problems, and hernia. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College and a graduate of Long Island College Hospital's residency program. Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Depression, Flu Shot, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry Bruce Sperber, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Harry Sperber's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sperber's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sperber completed his residency training at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Colon Polypectomy, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Aurindom Narayan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3527 1st Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Aurindom Narayan is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Narayan include diabetes, obesity, and depression. Dr. Narayan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital. Dr. Narayan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Bengali and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nirmalan include depression, heart problems, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Nirmalan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is conversant in Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Salter, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3055 5th Avenue; Suite A
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Salter specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Salter's clinical interests include colposcopy, salpingectomy (fallopian tube removal), and hysterosalpingography. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, umbilical hernia

All Interests: Colposcopy, Abdominal Aortogram, Hysterosalpingography, Umbilical Hernia, Cervix Problems, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Pacita Tiongson Abinales, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
7500 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pacita Abinales is a physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and hemorrhoid banding. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. Dr. Abinales's education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at Polyclinic Medical Center. Dr. Abinales's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Hemorrhoid Banding, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Urinalysis, ... (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.