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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Emanuele Menzo is a surgery specialist in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo's clinical interests include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Menzo graduated from the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His medical residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , ventral hernia, inguinal hernia, diaphragmatic hernia, hiatal hernia, hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Bile Duct Stones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Raul Rosenthal is a medical specialist in surgery. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Rosenthal attended medical school at National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Rosenthal's areas of expertise include the following: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 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. Rosenthal honors. He has received the following distinctions: America's Best Doctors; David Dreilling Award, Department of Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center; and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "Best Academic Achievement, 1999". In addition to English, Dr. Rosenthal (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , ventral hernia, inguinal hernia, diaphragmatic hernia, hiatal hernia, hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Gastroparesis, Bile ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Conrad Simpfendorfer works as a surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Simpfendorfer is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: inguinal hernia, liver tumor, and pancreatitis. Dr. Simpfendorfer is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. 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 Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Simpfendorfer is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Appendicitis, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Szomstein, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Szomstein is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Szomstein include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. 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. He has received distinctions including Physician of the Year Award, by Cleveland Clinic Hospital in the category of Service.; Physician of the Quarter Award, by Cleveland Clinic Hospital in the category of Growth. 3rd Quarter; and Physician's Recognition Award, by The American Medical Association. In addition to English, Dr. Szomstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Szomstein is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , ventral hernia, inguinal hernia, diaphragmatic hernia, hiatal hernia, hernia, abdominal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Inguinal Hernia, Revision Surgery, Bile Duct Stones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Luis Lara is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Lara's clinical interests: foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine, Dr. Lara performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Patient reviews placed him 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. His distinctions include: National Pancreas Foundation Travel Scholarship; Associates Council American College of Physicians, Ohio Chapter; and President of the Medical Student Council, EMIS-ITESM.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Ascites, Bile Duct Stones, Sclerotherapy, Interventional ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Richard Macchia's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Macchia include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Macchia graduated from New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Macchia takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Dr. Macchia has been cited more 60 times in various "best doctor" guides in New York; AUA Distinguished Contribution award; and New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Sexual Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code 4th Floor
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Ercole's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Ercole attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and radical prostatectomy. Dr. Ercole is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Ercole speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, Urologic ... (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.