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

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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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, mastectomy (breast removal surgery), and hernia surgery. Dr. Levine is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena 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 attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Huguet is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Huguet average 5.0 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.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Esophagus Problems, Colon ... (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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. McRae include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. Dr. McRae is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. McRae an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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: 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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: bowel surgery, breast biopsy, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Collins accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Collins's training includes a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital 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's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Murphy attended medical school at Queen's University Belfast. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and laser surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 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. Murphy honors. His professional affiliations include 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 ileostomy. Patients gave Dr. Couch an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. He attended medical school at Flinders University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Couch trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Couch (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 an undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care specialist in Pinellas Park, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Kritsky's education and training includes medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Grandview Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kritsky honors. 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 Lakshmi Cherukuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
218 Pasadena Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri works as an internal medicine hospitalist and geriatrician in Saint Petersburg, FL and Gulfport, FL. Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, heart problems, and hernia. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Cherukuri attended medical school at Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College. She trained at Long Island College Hospital for residency. She 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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Dr. Harry Bruce Sperber, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Harry Sperber's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Sperber's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sperber 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.

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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. After attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, salpingectomy (fallopian tube removal), and hysterosalpingography. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salter accepts. Dr. Salter is 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)

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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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