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We found 5 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1485 near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Tuan Hoai Pham, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Sjch 1st Floor Mail Stop 2800
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tuan Pham specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Pham attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. Dr. Pham has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Circumcision, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Cancer, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

Dr. David Francisco Echevarria, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4301 N Habana Avenue; Suite 460
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Echevarria is a specialist in surgery. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Echevarria include breast biopsy, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder problems. On average, patients gave him a 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. Dr. Echevarria is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Liver Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Mastectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David S Mason, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Suite 403, Office of Daivd Mason Md; 4710 N. Habana
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Mason is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical interests include biopsy, thyroid surgery, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Mason is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Dr. Mason attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Mastectomy, Hemorrhoids, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sylvia Deal Campbell, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Other
217 S Matanzas Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sylvia Campbell specializes in surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. Her areas of expertise include breast biopsy, geriatric health, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Campbell has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She 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. She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Campbell speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Mastectomy, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Santiago Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uribe include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patients gave Dr. Uribe an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. He has received distinctions including Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spine ... (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.