We found 4 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Michael A Beneke, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 402
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Beneke's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Beneke's clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beneke honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Beneke is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , groin hernia, incisional hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Cryosurgery, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Heller ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric T London, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 402
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Eric London's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. London include surgical procedures. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. London's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , groin hernia, incisional hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael M Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Surgery
79 Scripps Drive; Suite 202
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Aguilar works as a surgeon in Sacramento, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Aguilar include surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Aguilar attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biliary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3939 J Street; #340
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Thiru Rajagopal is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rajagopal include surgical procedures. Dr. Rajagopal is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Madras Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Rajagopal speaks Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Achalasia, Thyroid Surgery, Wounds, Varicose Veins, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal 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.
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