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We found 16 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Santa Monica, CA.

Dr. Francis Charles Brunicardi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1304 15th Street; Suite 102
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Francis Brunicardi practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Santa Monica, CA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brunicardi include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), gastrointestinal surgery, and neuroendocrine tumors. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Brunicardi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; Top Physicians in 42 Specialties Selected by Peer Recognition; and Los Angeles Magazine. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pancreatic Cancer, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Lublin is a general surgeon in Santa Monica, CA and Tarzana, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include obesity, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Lublin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lublin's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Childs include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Childs has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Childs is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kristine Penner is a specialist in general surgery and gynecologic oncology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Penner honors. Dr. Penner studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Penner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Penner speaks Spanish. Dr. Penner is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Colectomy, Endometrial Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (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 specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include thoracic outlet syndrome, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Duke University Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Magazine's "Super Doctors" List; and UCLA Health Leadership Academy, Advisory Board. Dr. Lee welcomes 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
1301 20th Street; Suite 460
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Bliss' specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), inflammatory bowel disease, and hernia. Dr. Bliss is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai. 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, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Erik Dutson sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is surgery. He speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Dutson include sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Dutson trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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)

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

Dr. Daniel Deugarte is a pediatric surgery specialist. Dr. Deugarte's areas of expertise include the following: adrenal cancer, liver disease, and inguinal hernia repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Deugarte has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , epigastric hernia

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

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

Dr. Robert Uyeda is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Uyeda's clinical interests include breast pain, colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is conversant in Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Uyeda is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is surgery. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include achalasia, sleeve gastrectomy, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Fourth Military Medical University and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Chen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Relevant Interests: , hiatal hernia

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Acid Reflux, ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fine include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Fine is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Fine attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Fine speaks Spanish. She 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 is a surgeon in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Hiyama is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Hiyama has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Super Doctors; and Alpha Omega Alpha Golden Scalpel Teaching Award 2010, Professor. He 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 specializes in surgery and practices in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Chen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 practices surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Donahue is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Donahue attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including NIH LRP Renewal; NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP); and Most Outstanding Chief Resident Medical Student Teaching Award. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Tumor, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jane Yanagawa, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B265 (b2 Level)
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jane Yanagawa is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Yanagawa is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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). Her professional 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, Mediastinal Disease, Thoracic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pedram Enayati is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Beverly Hills, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Enayati trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Enayati include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Enayati has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Enayati is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Pain, Achalasia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nausea, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal ... (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.