We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept BlueCare near Safety Harbor, FL.

Dr. Tuan Hoai Pham, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3253 North Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Tuan Pham's specialty is pediatric surgery. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Pham's areas of expertise include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Pham average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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All Interests: Circumcision, Cancer, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 401
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and biopsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gordon attended medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Gordon is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Appendectomy, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert T Roth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 301
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Robert Roth sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL, Dunedin, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Roth's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. The average patient rating for Dr. Roth is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Roth's residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Roth is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Jeffery Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Other, Thoracic Surgery
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 301
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Rick Schmidt is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schmidt include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schmidt completed residency programs at Broadgreen Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schmidt 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.

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All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Thyroid Problems, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Colonoscopy

Dr. Sebastian M Tas, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Wound Care
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 401
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Sebastian Tas sees patients in Largo, FL and Safety Harbor, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and wound care. These areas are among Dr. Tas's clinical interests: chronic wounds, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Largo Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. David Griffiths Berry, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Other
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 301
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. David Berry is a Safety Harbor, FL physician who specializes in vascular surgery. His clinical interests include breast surgery, breast issues, and hernia surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Berry obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia

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

Dr. Edison Tan is an internist in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Tan attended International for medical school. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating 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.

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