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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and gynecologic oncology. Dr. Penner is especially interested in gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Penner's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Penner speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Colectomy, Endometrial Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Viken Konyalian's medical specialty is general surgery. His clinical interests include spinal pain, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Konyalian is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Konyalian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Wounds, Spinal Pain, Vascular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
301 N. Avalon Boulevard
Wilmongton, CA

Dr. Houshmand Naim is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naim honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Naim is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Gallstones, Hypertension, Nissen Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Irene McAleer is a specialist in pediatric urology. Her professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health and MemorialCare Health System. Dr. McAleer is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. She trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Best Doctors in America - Pediatric Specialist; Army Commendation Medal; and Endoscopy Award, Kimbrough Urologic Seminar.

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All Interests: Urinary Stones, Neurogenic Bladder, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, Hernia, Vesicoureteral Reflux, ... (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.