Perineal hernia symptoms

  • Inguinal hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Ventral hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Recurrent hernia
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Spigelian hernia
  • Flank hernia

Steven Rodgers, MD

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Dr. Rodgers joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery in 2006. He holds appointments in the divisions of Endocrine Surgery and Surgical Oncology. He is highly experienced in the management of endocrine disorders and routinely performs thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, and both laparoscopic and open adrenalectomy. He is considered a high-volume endocrine surgeon with experience treating advanced and recurrent disease. He has a particular interest in genetic syndromes such as multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN types I, IIA, and IIB) and Von Hippel Lindau disease.

He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, where he earned a medical degree (MD), as well as a PhD in Microbiology & Immunology. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, after which he finished a two-year fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Surgical Oncology with a focus on Endocrine Surgery.

Dr. Rodgers sees patients at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center near downtown Miami and at UHealth at Plantation in Plantation, Florida. He operates at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Hospital, and Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal Hernias Among the different types of hernias, inguinal hernias are the most frequently encountered. Although they can affect women, they tend to occur more commonly in males. Shockingly, statistics reveal that about 1 in 4 males will experience an inguinal hernia at some point in their lifetime. Males are more prone to this type of hernia due to the testicle descending from the abdomen into the scrotum, leading to a natural weakness in the groin region where inguinal hernias typically develop.

For laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs, I employ a tackless technique that not only minimizes immediate postoperative pain but also reduces the chances of chronic pain.

Haital Hernia

Hiatal hernias often manifest later in life and can give rise to a range of symptoms. These symptoms may include heartburn, nausea, vomiting, regurgitation, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, bloating, belching, or coughing. The term "hiatal" is derived from "hiatus" (or opening), specifically referring to the esophageal hiatus.

Umbilical Hernia

Encountered frequently, umbilical hernias are one of the most common types. They occur naturally and can affect individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly. These hernias form at the navel, also known as the umbilicus, which is a site where the umbilical cord previously passed through. Consequently, it acts as a natural weak spot in the abdominal wall.

Umbilical hernias present as painless bulges at the navel, which may grow larger and more painful over time. They tend to cause more discomfort during physical activity or prolonged standing, necessitating the expertise of an experienced hernia surgeon to achieve a successful outcome.



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Donna in Miami

"What a great surgeon and a wonderful human being. Dr. Rodgers explained to me exactly what my surgery entailed and put me completely at ease. He made me feel so comfortable and I had no anxiety concerning my procedure. Everything went smoothly and was exactly as he described. Also his incision was so small that I am amazed that "

Miami, FL

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