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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 works as a surgical oncologist in Sacramento, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. Dr. Beneke's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Beneke is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Beneke completed a residency program 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: Cryosurgery, Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Surgical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric London is a cancer surgeon in Sacramento, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. London include surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Aguilar is especially interested in surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Aguilar graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Aguilar's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Skin Issues, Soft Tissue Problems, Lipoma, Hernia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thiru Rajagopal's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He speaks Tamil. In his practice, Dr. Rajagopal focuses on surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Rajagopal graduated from Madras Medical College. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajagopal accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.