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, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue North; Bay Surgical Specialists - 7th Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and whipple procedure. On average, patients gave Dr. Huguet a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Huguet is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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

Dr. Steven Levine's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include breast cancer surgery, heart problems, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Levine honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Levine graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Boston Medical Center.

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

Dr. Paul Collins is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, carotid artery stenting, and esophageal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Collins honors 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 languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Collins is professionally 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
603 7th Street South; Suite 520
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Freddie McRae's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McRae's areas of expertise include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. McRae is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia and a graduate of Shands Jacksonville Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. H. Couch is a general surgeon and intensivist. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. 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. Couch is a graduate of Flinders University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Couch completed a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Couch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Thai, and Indian Languages. Dr. Couch is affiliated with 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
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Murphy's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Murphy's areas of expertise include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast. Dr. Murphy's training includes a residency program 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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