We found 4 providers with an interest in hernia near Long Beach, CA.

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Dr. Kristine Renee Penner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology
2810 Long Beach Boulevard; Women's Specialty Center, Todd Cancer Pavilion
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kristine Penner is a medical specialist in general surgery and gynecologic oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Penner attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Penner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Viken Razmig Konyalian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
701 E 28th Street; #314
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Viken Konyalian is a general surgeon in Long Beach, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Konyalian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. His clinical interests include spinal pain, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Konyalian trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Houshmand Joseph Naim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
301 N. Avalon Boulevard
Wilmongton, CA
 

Dr. Houshmand Naim practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Naim obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. His clinical interests include panniculectomy (removal of excess skin), gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Naim has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Dr. Irene Mary McAleer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Irene McAleer's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Dr. McAleer's hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's). She studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. McAleer completed a residency program at National Naval Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. McAleer has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America - Pediatric Specialist; Army Commendation Medal; and Endoscopy Award, Kimbrough Urologic Seminar.

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All Interests: Ureteral Obstruction, Urinary Stones, Neurogenic Bladder, Hydronephrosis, Hypospadias, 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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