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

Dr. Kristine Renee Penner MD, MPH, MS
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, General Surgery
2810 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
(714) 633-9111; (310) 206-7186

Dr. Kristine Penner practices general surgery and gynecologic oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Penner include gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Penner completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Penner has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Surgery, ... (Read more)

Viken Razmig Konyalian MD
Specializes in General Surgery
701 E 28th Street; #314
Long Beach, CA
(562) 212-1238; (562) 598-6700

Dr. Viken Konyalian works as a general surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Konyalian's clinical interests: spinal pain, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Konyalian is 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Konyalian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Konyalian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Appendectomy, Appendicitis, Breast Cancer, Breast Surgery, Gall Bladder, Hernia, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
301 N. Avalon Boulevard
Wilmongton, CA
(310) 684-4070; (310) 975-9546

Dr. Houshmand Naim is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA and Wilmongton, CA. Dr. Naim's areas of expertise include obesity, gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Naim attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Naim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bariatric Surgery / Surgeries, Gallbladder Surgery / Surgeries (Cholecystectomy), Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Irene Mary McAleer MD, JD, MBA
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
(714) 509-3919; (562) 933-8953

Dr. Irene McAleer, who practices in Madera, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Dr. McAleer's clinical interests include neurogenic bladder, vesicoureteral reflux, and hypospadias. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health and MemorialCare Health System. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of National Naval Medical Center's residency program. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. McAleer has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America - Pediatric Specialist; Army Commendation Medal; and Endoscopy Award, Kimbrough Urologic Seminar.

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All Interests: Antenatal and postnatal hydronephrosis, Cryptorchidism, hernias, hydroceles, Hypospadias, ... (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.