We found 13 providers with an interest in hernia and who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Santa Monica, CA.

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

Dr. Kristine Penner works as a general surgeon and gynecologic oncologist in Los Angeles, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Penner has indicated that her clinical interests include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the following distinction: 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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Relevant Interests: , hernia

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Colectomy, Endometrial Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Childs's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Childs include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and inguinal hernia repair. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Childs honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Childs has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Incisional Hernia, Gallstones, Laparotomy, Polyps, Rectal Cancer, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Lublin's area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lublin include obesity, thyroid problems, and gastric bypass surgery. Patients rated Dr. Lublin highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Lublin has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lublin speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inguinal hernia

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Inguinal Hernia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Skin Cancer, Weight Management, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Chen 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. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Chen's residency was performed 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. Erik Patrick Dutson, MD
Specializes in Surgery
200 Medical Plaza; Suite 214
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Erik Dutson is a specialist in surgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Dutson attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic splenectomy, open splenectomy, and sleeve gastrectomy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dutson honors. He speaks 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, Rectal Problems, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Yijun Chen's area of specialization is surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include achalasia, sleeve gastrectomy, and gallbladder problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen obtained his medical school training at Fourth Military Medical University and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to English, 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, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Fundoplication, Upper ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Timothy Donahue is a specialist in surgery. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Donahue include laparoscopic splenectomy, open splenectomy, and colon cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: NIH LRP Renewal; NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP); and Most Outstanding Chief Resident Medical Student Teaching Award. His professional affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and 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, Rectal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Darryl Hiyama's area of specialization is surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hiyama include rectal cancer, laparoscopic splenectomy, and open splenectomy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hiyama accepts. Dr. Hiyama 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Golden Scalpel Teaching Award Professor Los Angeles Super Doctors Alpha Omega Alpha; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Hiyama is 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. Marjorie Blank Fine, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 625 E
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Marjorie Fine's area of specialization is surgery. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic splenectomy, rectal cancer, and open splenectomy. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fine takes. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Fine has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. She speaks Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. Daniel Deugarte practices pediatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Deugarte include adrenal cancer, liver disease, and inguinal hernia repair. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. Dr. Deugarte studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deugarte honors. Dr. Deugarte has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , epigastric hernia

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

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

Dr. David Bliss' specialty is pediatric surgery. Dr. Bliss is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), inflammatory bowel disease, and hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hernia

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

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

Dr. Jane Yanagawa's specialty is thoracic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Yanagawa's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Yanagawa has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , diaphragmatic hernia

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

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

Dr. Jay Lee is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include thoracic outlet syndrome, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Los Angeles Magazine's "Super Doctors" List; and UCLA Health Leadership Academy, Advisory Board. His professional 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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