We found 6 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Largo, FL.

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Dr. Lourdes Teresa Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lourdes Santiago practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santiago include hemorrhoid banding, biopsy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Santiago honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Santiago attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite E
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Dr. Gordon attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and biopsy. Dr. Gordon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Hernia, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

Dr. Sebastian M Tas, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Wound Care
1258 West Bay Drive; Suite D
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Sebastian Tas practices general surgery and wound care. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic wounds, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. Dr. Tas is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Tas is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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All Interests: Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Chronic Wounds, Lumpectomy, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph A Rophie, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1239 Ewing Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Rophie's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Rophie has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rophie include nutrition counseling, hepatitis, and infertility. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. 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. Rophie's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and residency at Mount Carmel Health System. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edison Ngo Tan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1840 N. Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Edison Tan is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Tan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tan is a graduate of International and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph H Rosin, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Rosin practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Largo, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rosin's clinical interests include back pain, diabetes, and geriatric health. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Diagnostic Clinic, and Morton Plant Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Dr. Rosin attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Back Pain, Alzheimer's ... (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.
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