We found 3 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Anthem PPO near Los Angeles, CA.

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Dr. David William Bliss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. David Bliss is a pediatric surgeon. He is especially interested in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), inflammatory bowel disease, and hernia. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bliss is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bliss speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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

Dr. Andy Yu-How Chang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #114
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Andy Chang sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Arcadia, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric urology. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Chang attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Urologic Surgery, Hypospadias, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Hydrocele, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Moon Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Jay Lee is a thoracic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include thoracic outlet syndrome, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Dr. Lee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lee has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Magazine's "Super Doctors" List; and UCLA Health Leadership Academy, Advisory Board. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia, hiatal hernia

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Pectus Excavatum, Tumor, Stenosis, Thoracic Problems, Pleural Effusion, ... (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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