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Hernia Surgery by Dr. Steven M. LeVine in St. Petersburg FL
Steven M. LeVine, MD, of LeVine Surgical Associates, P.A. in St. Petersburg, Florida, specializes in surgery for a variety of hernia types.
What is a Hernia?
A hernia is a condition in which part of an internal organ or tissue protrudes through a weak point of the wall of the cavity containing it. Hernias can occur in many places, including the groin, belly button or the site of a previous operation.
What are the Symptoms?
Noticeable symptoms of a hernia include: Prominent bulge when straining or coughing Painless lump, most commonly in the abdomen or groin Prominent bulge when standing
Occasionally a hernia can cause pain or a pulling sensation.
Diagnosis, treatment and follow-up with Dr. LeVine in St. Petersburg, Florida
During the diagnostic process, Dr. LeVine will determine whether you need hernia surgery, and whether it is urgent. Hernias that contain a loop of intestines compromising blood supply may require emergency surgery.
Dr. LeVine will inform you of the proper treatment. The treatment will vary, based on your age, the location and size of the hernia, as well as the degree of discomfort you are experiencing.
And of course, you can expect appropriate follow-up after your surgery.
ContactDr. Steven LeVine at LeVine Surgical Associates, P.A. We proudly serves St Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas Park and Largo, FL.