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We found 15 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Santa Monica, CA.

Dr. Matthew Alan Lublin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 860w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Lublin's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lublin include obesity, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Lublin's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lublin studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lublin is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Inguinal Hernia, Skin Cancer, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tracey Rochelle Childs, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1304 15th Street; Suite 102
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Tracey Childs specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Childs include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Childs is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Childs honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Childs has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , femoral hernia, incisional hernia, epigastric hernia

All Interests: Tumor, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Breast Issues, Rectal Problems, Incisional Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Moon Lee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B265 (b2 Level)
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jay Lee is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Duke University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Magazine's "Super Doctors" List; and UCLA Health Leadership Academy, Advisory Board. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia, hiatal hernia

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

Dr. Kristine Renee Penner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kristine Penner specializes in general surgery and gynecologic oncology and practices in Los Angeles, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Penner accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Penner speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Colectomy, Endometrial Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David William Bliss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1301 20th Street; Suite 460
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Bliss is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Bliss has indicated that his clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), inflammatory bowel disease, and hernia. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bliss accepts. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, Dr. Bliss speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

Dr. Daniel Alberto Deugarte, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 265
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Deugarte's specialty is pediatric surgery. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include the following: adrenal cancer, liver disease, and inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Deugarte honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Deugarte speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , epigastric hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Hernia Surgery, Liver Cancer, Fundoplication, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Patrick Dutson, MD
Specializes in Surgery
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 214
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Erik Dutson is a surgeon. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Dutson attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Dutson include sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , femoral hernia, incisional hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Pain, Achalasia, Tumor, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1950 Sawtelle Boulevard; Suite 145
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Uyeda practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Beverly Hills, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uyeda include breast pain, colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Uyeda takes Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Uyeda attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Uyeda is conversant in Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Breast Pain, Breast Biopsy, Breast Issues, Colectomy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Yijun Chen, MD
Specializes in Surgery
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 214
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Yijun Chen specializes in surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include achalasia, sleeve gastrectomy, and gallbladder problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts. He studied medicine at Fourth Military Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Chen trained at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Chen has received the following distinction: Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Fundoplication, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Marjorie Blank Fine, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 625 E
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Marjorie Fine sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. Her medical specialty is surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Fine honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Fine is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

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Relevant Interests: , femoral hernia, incisional hernia, epigastric hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Diverticular Disease, Breast Issues, Incisional Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Darryl Toshio Hiyama, MD
Specializes in Surgery
200 Medical Plaza; #214
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Darryl Hiyama sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Hiyama attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Hiyama takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Golden Scalpel Teaching Award Professor Los Angeles Super Doctors Alpha Omega Alpha; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Hiyama is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , femoral hernia, incisional hernia, epigastric hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Achalasia, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Colon Polyps, Incisional Hernia, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. David Chia-Chang Chen, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1304 15th Street; Suite 102
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Chen's specialty is surgery. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinctions: Award for Excellence in Education, David Geffen School Of Medicine at UCLA; UCLA Department of Surgery Golden Scalpel Assistant Professor Teaching Award; and Pacific Coast Surgical Association 84th Annual Meeting New Member's Award.

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Relevant Interests: , femoral hernia, incisional hernia, epigastric hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pain, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Breast Issues, Rectal Problems, Incisional Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Ryan Donahue, MD
Specializes in Surgery
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 214
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Donahue is a surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Donahue include colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and whipple procedure. Dr. Donahue is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Donahue include: NIH LRP Renewal; NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP); and Most Outstanding Chief Resident Medical Student Teaching Award.

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Relevant Interests: , femoral hernia, epigastric hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Pancreatectomy, Whipple Procedure, Tumor, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Jane Yanagawa, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jane Yanagawa, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Yanagawa's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yanagawa's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Pectus Excavatum, Thoracic Problems, Thymectomy, Mediastinal Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
361 South Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Pedram Enayati is a Beverly Hills, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Enayati average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, achalasia, and liver disease. Dr. Enayati is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Enayati is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Enayati has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Enayati (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Pain, Achalasia, Nutrition Issues, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophageal Spasm, Nausea, Weight ... (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.