We found 6 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept MyBlue Silver 1603 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 4.82 stars (13 ratings)
960 7th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and whipple procedure. On average, patients gave Dr. Huguet a rating of 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. Huguet takes. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Huguet speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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

Steven M. Levine MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
4957 38th Avenue North; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Levine is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Boston Medical Center. His areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, heart problems, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Levine honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Paul Steven Collins M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
average rating 4.75 stars (9 ratings)
960 7th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Collins works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and intensive care specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include heart problems, carotid artery stenting, and esophageal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Collins is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Dr. Freddie L. McRae MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
average rating 3.5 stars (11 ratings)
603 7th Street South; Suite 520
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Freddie McRae sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. McRae is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Before completing his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Dr. McRae attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. McRae is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Harold Matthew Couch M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
average rating 4.91 stars (3 ratings)
4801 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. H. Couch specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Couch include crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Couch attended medical school at Flinders University School of Medicine. Dr. Couch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Thai. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Dr. Eugene A. Murphy MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
average rating 2.66 stars (12 ratings)
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Murphy is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Murphy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Queen's University Belfast. For his residency, Dr. Murphy trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

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

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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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