We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Weston, FL.

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

Dr. Emanuele Menzo's area of specialization is surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Menzo's areas of expertise include the following: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Menzo performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital.

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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 surgeon in Weston, FL. His clinical interests include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Rosenthal's average patient rating is 4.5 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 obtained his medical school training at National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. 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". Dr. Rosenthal (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Yiddish. Dr. Rosenthal 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 specializes in surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Simpfendorfer's clinical interests include extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, inguinal hernia, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. Dr. Simpfendorfer has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Simpfendorfer 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: , inguinal hernia, hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Appendicitis, Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Samuel Szomstein is a surgeon. His clinical interests include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Szomstein accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens and Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Szomstein has received include 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. Dr. Szomstein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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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 an adult gastroenterologist in Weston, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities, Dr. Lara attended medical school at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lara include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lara include: National Pancreas Foundation Travel Scholarship; Associates Council American College of Physicians, Ohio Chapter; and President of the Medical Student Council, EMIS-ITESM. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Ascites, Bile Duct Stones, Sclerotherapy, Extrahepatic ... (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). Dr. Macchia is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Macchia accepts. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Macchia completed residency programs at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Macchia has received distinctions including 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. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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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). Clinical interests for Dr. Ercole include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and radical prostatectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Ercole average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Ercole is conversant in Spanish. She is 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.