We found 5 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1418 near Tampa, FL.

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

Dr. Tuan Pham specializes in pediatric surgery. Dr. Pham's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pham include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pham honors. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He speaks Vietnamese.

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

Dr. David Franciso Echevarria, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Echevarria, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in surgery. His clinical interests include breast biopsy, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Echevarria is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Echevarria is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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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 surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: biopsy, thyroid surgery, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Mason takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, St. Joseph Children's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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's medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Campbell is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Campbell include breast biopsy, geriatric health, and thyroid surgery. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Campbell takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

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

Dr. Juan Uribe is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and thoracic herniated disc. Dr. Uribe's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Uribe completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 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. Uribe accepts. His distinctions include: Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Uribe's office for an appointment.

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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.
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