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We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Weston, FL.

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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Emanuele Menzo's medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Menzo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Menzo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Lankenau Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Menzo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Raul Rosenthal specializes in surgery and practices in Weston, FL. Dr. Rosenthal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Yiddish. His areas of expertise include the following: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Rosenthal is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosenthal is 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. His distinctions include: 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".

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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
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Conrad Simpfendorfer is a physician who specializes in surgery. Dr. Simpfendorfer is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include inguinal hernia, liver tumor, and pancreatitis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Simpfendorfer attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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 Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Szomstein is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Szomstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Szomstein's clinical interests: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Szomstein completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Szomstein is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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.

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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 Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Luis Lara's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lara's clinical interests: foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. 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 is a graduate of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lara has received include National Pancreas Foundation Travel Scholarship; Associates Council American College of Physicians, Ohio Chapter; and President of the Medical Student Council, EMIS-ITESM. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lara is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 Weston Clinic
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Richard Macchia's area of specialization 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 professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Macchia completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Macchia takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ercole include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and radical prostatectomy. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 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. Ercole takes. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ercole is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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.