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 practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Beneke average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beneke's areas of expertise include surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Beneke accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. London studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. London trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He 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's specialty is surgery. Dr. Aguilar has a special interest in surgical procedures. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Aguilar studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Aguilar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Aguilar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Rajagopal has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Madras Medical College. Dr. Rajagopal is conversant in 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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