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

Dr. Kristine Renee Penner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology
2810 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kristine Penner works as a general surgeon and gynecologic oncologist in Los Angeles, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Penner include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Her professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Penner takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Penner's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Los Angeles, CA and Wilmongton, CA. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Naim completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naim honors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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 specialist in general surgery. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Konyalian's clinical interests include spinal pain, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Konyalian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Konyalian's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Irene McAleer is a pediatric urology specialist. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. McAleer attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McAleer include: Best Doctors in America - Pediatric Specialist; Army Commendation Medal; and Endoscopy Award, Kimbrough Urologic Seminar. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health and MemorialCare Health System.

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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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