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Specializes in General Surgery
1510 S Central Avenue; #200
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Jose Perez's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Perez attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Stamford Hospital, Connecticut, and Westchester Medical Center for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine, 2012, 2013; Patient Care Award, Stamford Hospital, 2005-2006; and J. Forbes Rogers Research Award, Stamford Hospital, 2002-2003. Dr. Perez is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Breast Issues, Biliary Disorders, Spider Veins, Colorectal Problems, Hernia

Dr. Jay Moon Lee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
10833 Leconte Avenue, Rm 64-128 Chs; Po Box 957313
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jay Lee specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include thoracic outlet syndrome, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Duke University Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Magazine's "Super Doctors" List; and UCLA Health Leadership Academy, Advisory Board. Dr. Lee welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Pectus Excavatum, Tumor, Stenosis, Thoracic Problems, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. David William Bliss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Bliss' specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), inflammatory bowel disease, and hernia. Dr. Bliss is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Bliss attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Hernia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Nikolai Alexander Bildzukewicz, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1450 San Pablo Street; Suite 6200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Nikolai Bildzukewicz is a specialist in surgery. Dr. Nikolai Bildzukewicz works in Los Angeles, CA, Glendale, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. These areas are among Dr. Bildzukewicz's clinical interests: achalasia, gallbladder problems, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. Dr. Bildzukewicz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bildzukewicz is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Bildzukewicz has received professional recognition including the following: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Top ten finalist for the American College of Surgeons 2010 Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching; and Department of Surgery Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006-2008 and 2010-2011. Dr. Bildzukewicz is professionally affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter F Crookes, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Bariatrics
1510 San Pablo Street; Suite 514
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peter Crookes sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are surgery and bariatrics (obesity treatment). He graduated from Queen's University Belfast. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Dr. Crookes is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Excellence in Teaching Award for Resident Bedside Teaching, University of Southern California. Dr. Crookes is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , incisional hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Incisional Hernia, Hiatal Hernia, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Acid Reflux, Morbid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
1510 S. Central Avenue; Suite 200
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Dario Perez's area of specialization is general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Perez is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Perez is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perez graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Perez trained at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Breast Issues, Biliary Disorders, Spider Veins, Colorectal Problems, Hernia

Dr. Andy Yu-How Chang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #114
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andy Chang specializes in pediatric urology and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Arcadia, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, vesicoureteral reflux, and hypospadias. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Medicine of USC. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Chang has received include Southern California Super Doctors; NIH K12 Recipient; and American Urological Foundation Scholar.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Surgery, Hypospadias, 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.