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Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue North; Bay Surgical Specialists
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Huguet's clinical interests include colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and whipple procedure. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huguet honors. Dr. Huguet obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Sleeve ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Curt Rehnke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 460
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Rehnke's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in South Pasadena, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rehnke include hemorrhoid banding, carotid artery disease, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Rehnke is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Rehnke completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lumpectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Martin Levine, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4957 38th Avenue North; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Levine sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among Dr. Levine's clinical interests: breast cancer surgery, heart problems, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levine attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Boston Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Paul Steven Collins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
960 7th Avenue North; Bay Surgical Specialists
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Collins practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Collins's clinical interests: heart problems, carotid artery stenting, and esophageal surgery. He 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. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Hemorrhoid Banding, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Freddie L McRae, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
603 7th Street South; Suite 520
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Freddie McRae is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. Dr. McRae honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. McRae studied medicine at Medical College of Georgia. He trained at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Vascular Problems, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Matthew Couch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
4801 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. H. Couch practices general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Couch attended medical school at Flinders University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Couch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Thai, and Indian Languages. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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All Interests: Skin Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Hernia, Wounds, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene A Murphy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Murphy specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Murphy has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Queen's University Belfast, Dr. Murphy performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Mastectomy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Dialysis

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
625 6th Avenue South; Suite 125
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Hirsch's areas of specialization are general surgery and trauma surgery. Dr. Hirsch's clinical interests include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hirsch's education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His professional affiliations include Northside Hospital and Physicians Surgery Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Varicose Veins, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Lumpectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3831 16th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Nirmalan include diabetes, emphysema, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nirmalan honors. He speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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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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