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

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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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include obesity, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Lublin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lublin is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 and practices in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Childs's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Childs is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Childs speaks Spanish.

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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 specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Magazine's "Super Doctors" List; and UCLA Health Leadership Academy, Advisory Board. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lee's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Stenosis, Thoracic Problems, Thoracic Cancer, Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kristine Penner's specialties are general surgery and gynecologic oncology. Dr. Penner has indicated that her clinical interests include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Daniel Alberto Deugarte, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
200 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite 265
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Deugarte works as a pediatric surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenal cancer, liver disease, and inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Deugarte is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Deugarte attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Deugarte honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 works as a surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Dutson attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Dutson is conversant in French. 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, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Pain, Achalasia, Tumor, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional 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 is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), inflammatory bowel disease, and hernia. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bliss is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Bliss trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Robert Uyeda is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Uyeda include breast pain, colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. Dr. Uyeda is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Uyeda attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He speaks Japanese. Dr. Uyeda is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include achalasia, sleeve gastrectomy, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending Fourth Military Medical University for medical school, Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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, 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 is a physician who specializes in surgery. Dr. Fine is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Fine graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fine honors. Dr. Fine has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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

Dr. David Chen works as a surgeon in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His 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. Dr. Chen obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Darryl Toshio Hiyama, MD
Specializes in Surgery
200 Medical Plaza; #214
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Darryl Hiyama is a surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Hiyama graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hiyama completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hiyama accepts. 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.

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

Dr. Timothy Donahue is a surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, gallbladder problems, and whipple procedure. Dr. Donahue is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the following distinctions: NIH LRP Renewal; NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP); and Most Outstanding Chief Resident Medical Student Teaching Award. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Yanagawa trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yanagawa is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Pedram Enayati is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Enayati's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is open to new patients. Dr. Enayati graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Enayati trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Enayati (or staff) speaks 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.
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