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