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

Dr. Emanuele Menzo's specialty is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Menzo include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo 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 Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Menzo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His professional 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 Desk 23/24
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Raul Rosenthal specializes in surgery and practices in Weston, FL. His education and training includes medical school at National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Rosenthal's clinical interests include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rosenthal has received distinctions including 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 the following foreign languages: 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
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Conrad Simpfendorfer's area of specialization is surgery. His areas of expertise include inguinal hernia, liver tumor, and pancreatitis. His average rating from his patients is 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. Simpfendorfer takes. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Simpfendorfer attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Simpfendorfer 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 specializes in surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szomstein 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. Before completing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Szomstein attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he 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) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He 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 Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Luis Lara's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lara average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Dr. Lara accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lara trained at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Dr. Lara has received distinctions including National Pancreas Foundation Travel Scholarship; Associates Council American College of Physicians, Ohio Chapter; and President of the Medical Student Council, EMIS-ITESM. Dr. Lara is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Weston, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Macchia include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Macchia 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. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Macchia attended New York Medical College for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Macchia 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. 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ercole include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and radical prostatectomy. Her average rating from her patients is 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 accepts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her medical residency was performed 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.