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

Dr. Steven Levine works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, mastectomy (breast removal surgery), and hernia surgery. 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 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Levine completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. 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, hernia

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

Dr. Ernest Curt Rehnke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 460
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Rehnke sees patients in South Pasadena, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), hemorrhoid banding, and carotid artery disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rehnke honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Paracentesis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kevin Huguet specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Huguet honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Huguet is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

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

Dr. Kevin Hirsch is a physician who specializes in trauma surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirsch 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. Dr. Hirsch graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hirsch trained 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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. McRae include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McRae 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. Dr. McRae studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. His areas of expertise include the following: bowel surgery, breast biopsy, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. Dr. Collins is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 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.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and laser surgery. Dr. Murphy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Queen's University Belfast. Dr. Murphy's medical residency was performed 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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Flinders University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Couch include bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and ileostomy. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Couch takes. Dr. Couch (or staff) speaks 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 is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care. She obtained her medical school training at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Kritsky takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Gulfport, FL. These areas are among Dr. Cherukuri's clinical interests: depression, heart problems, and hernia. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Cherukuri trained at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Cherukuri is affiliated with 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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Sperber attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: 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 an internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before performing his residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital, Dr. Narayan attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and depression. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Narayan (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, heart problems, and sleep apnea. 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. Dr. Nirmalan is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Nirmalan is conversant in Tamil. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Dr. Lauren Marie Natoli, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Lauren Natoli's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Natoli is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Depression, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Substance Abuse, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Salter sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Seminole, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Salter include colposcopy, salpingectomy (fallopian tube removal), and hysterosalpingography. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialties are general practice and family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abinales include diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and hemorrhoid banding. She is affiliated with 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. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Abinales is in-network for 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.
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