We found 10 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Kevin Huguet is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Huguet is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Huguet completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Huguet's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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: Whipple Procedure, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Esophagus Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include breast biopsy, mastectomy (breast removal surgery), and hernia surgery. He 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. Levine attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Levine's 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. Freddie L McRae, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
603 7th Street South; Suite 520
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Freddie McRae's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. Dr. McRae's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. McRae accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his residency, Dr. McRae trained at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include bowel surgery, breast biopsy, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Patient reviews placed Dr. Collins at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Northside Hospital.

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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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Murphy's areas of expertise include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and laser surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Medical Group. 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 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.

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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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Couch include bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and ileostomy. Dr. Couch's average patient rating is 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. He is a graduate of Flinders University School of Medicine. Dr. Couch trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for his residency. Dr. Couch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Thai. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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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 specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care and practices in Pinellas Park, FL and Largo, FL. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kritsky completed her residency training at Grandview Medical Center. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri is a specialist in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Gulfport, FL. Her clinical interests include depression, heart problems, and hernia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cherukuri graduated from Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Long Island College Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. She is professionally 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. Patients rated Dr. Sperber highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sperber's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Colitis, Upper Endoscopy, Colon Polypectomy, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (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 and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Seminole, FL. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, salpingectomy (fallopian tube removal), and hysterosalpingography. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Women's Care Florida. Dr. Salter attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for residency. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, umbilical hernia

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