We found 4 providers with an interest in hernia near Long Beach, CA.

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Dr. Kristine Renee Penner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology
2810 Long Beach Boulevard; Women's Specialty Center, Todd Cancer Pavilion
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kristine Penner, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and gynecologic oncology. She has a special interest in gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Penner takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Penner has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's), and Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC).

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Dr. Viken Razmig Konyalian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
701 E 28th Street; #314
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Viken Konyalian is a general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Konyalian include spinal pain, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Konyalian has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Konyalian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Konyalian's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and AppleCare Medical Group.

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Dr. Houshmand Joseph Naim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
301 N. Avalon Boulevard
Wilmongton, CA
 

Dr. Houshmand Naim, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Wilmongton, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Naim's clinical interests include panniculectomy (removal of excess skin), sleeve gastrectomy, and sleep apnea. Patient ratings for Dr. Naim average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Naim is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai and St. Mary's Hospital.

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Dr. Irene Mary McAleer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Irene McAleer is a specialist in pediatric urology. Dr. McAleer honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. McAleer attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America - Pediatric Specialist; Army Commendation Medal; and Endoscopy Award, Kimbrough Urologic Seminar. Dr. McAleer's hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's).

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All Interests: Ureteral Obstruction, Urinary Stones, Neurogenic Bladder, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

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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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