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

Dr. Emanuele Menzo practices surgery in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Menzo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Menzo's areas of expertise include ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Maryland General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Menzo attended the University of Catania Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Menzo accepts 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: , 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 specializes in surgery and practices in Weston, FL. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: ventral hernia, achalasia, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Rosenthal has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rosenthal accepts 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. Rosenthal 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". In addition to English, Dr. Rosenthal (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Yiddish. 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, 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Simpfendorfer is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simpfendorfer's areas of expertise include inguinal hernia, liver tumor, and pancreatitis. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Simpfendorfer 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 medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. 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 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 affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Szomstein graduated from Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He accepts 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 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 Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Luis Lara's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lara include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. 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. Lara attended medical school at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lara speaks Spanish.

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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 is an urologist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Macchia's clinical interests: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Macchia honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 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.

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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) in Weston, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and radical prostatectomy. Dr. Ercole accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Ercole's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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.