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We found 7 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Anthem PPO near Los Angeles, CA.

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

Dr. Jose Perez is a Glendale, CA physician who specializes in general surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Keck Medicine of USC. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Perez's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Stamford Hospital, Connecticut, and Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Perez has received the following distinctions: Top Doctor, Pasadena Magazine, 2012, 2013; Patient Care Award, Stamford Hospital, 2005-2006; and J. Forbes Rogers Research Award, Stamford Hospital, 2002-2003. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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. Bildzukewicz's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, gallbladder problems, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. Dr. Bildzukewicz is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bildzukewicz accepts. Dr. Bildzukewicz attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete Dr. Bildzukewicz's residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bildzukewicz has received include 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.

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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 specializes in surgery and bariatrics (obesity treatment) and practices in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Crookes studied medicine at Queen's University Belfast. Dr. Crookes 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. He 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)

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's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Lee graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at Georgetown University Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Duke University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is accepting 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 works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. His clinical interests encompass video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), inflammatory bowel disease, and hernia. 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, Dr. Bliss speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai.

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

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

Dr. Dario Perez is a medical specialist in general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. In addition to English, he speaks 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's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Dr. Chang has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, vesicoureteral reflux, and inguinal hernia. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Chang attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Chang has received include Southern California Super Doctors; NIH K12 Recipient; and American Urological Foundation Scholar. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Urologic Surgery, Urinary Tract ... (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.