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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 specializes in general surgery and gynecologic oncology and practices in Los Angeles, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Penner accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Penner speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Viken Konyalian's specialty is general surgery. His clinical interests include spinal pain, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Konyalian has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Konyalian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Houshmand Naim's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Wilmongton, CA. His areas of expertise include obesity, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naim's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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

Dr. Irene McAleer's specialty is pediatric urology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health and MemorialCare Health System. Dr. McAleer attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. McAleer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America - Pediatric Specialist; Army Commendation Medal; and Endoscopy Award, Kimbrough Urologic Seminar.

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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.