Here at the Hernia Center of Southern California, we are hernia specialists and we take into consideration the individual needs of each patient first and foremost. With the experience of over 7,500 surgeries, our proprietary surgical techniques allows us to test and maximize the strength of the hernia before the procedure is complete, ensuring the hernia is fixed properly the first time.
When a patient is thought to have a hernia, contact the Hernia Center immediately. We do our best to accomodate patients within a 24 hour period, however, there are times when circumstances do not permit us this time frame and we will do all we can to ensure the patient is seen as soon as possible. We have six convenient office locations throughout Los Angeles County, making it even easier for your patients to be seen in a timely manner at a location best suited to them. Over ten years of experience has told us your patients will appreciate knowing they are being seen by hernia specialists, the best available resource.
"It was incredible that the county sent me to a doctor of his stature. I was relieved upon meeting him for the first time. He took a look at everything and told me that he could fix not only the inguinal hernia, but also two complications I had suffered as a result of letting the hernia go for too long. So it was very important to find a doctor who knew what my job was, what it entailed and could take care of my inguinal hernia and the complications. And I am more than satisfied. I just can't believe it's only been four weeks since the operating room and here I am!"
- John M.
Operations Captain, Lifeguard Division
Los Angeles County Fire Dept.
Once we meet with the patient, we examine them to determine if the hernia is work-related or not. If the hernia is work-related we then determine where the liability for the injury lies - with the employer or the employee. By identifying non-work related hernias and other abdominal injuries, we are able to decrease worker's compensation abuses early and effectively.
If the patient is diagnosed with a hernia, surgery can be scheduled and performed within 24 hours, if needed, even in non-emergency situations. Our rehabilitation program begins the first day after surgery, at no additional cost to the employee or employer as we are able to effectively educate our patients on body mechanics so they learn how to properly lift, etc. We have found this not only benefits the patient in the long run, but allows our patients to return to work sooner with less disability, resulting in increased productivity.
As our patients tend to return to work earlier, we are able to save you money by minimizing time lost from work. Our goal is to see workers quickly and to perform surgery at the earliest possible time. Expert surgeons and surgical techniques, along with our early rehabilitation program, results in workers returning to modified work within one week of surgery and customary work within two weeks.
" Checking in after one week since surgery and all seems well! My incision is healing nicely and there is no real pain now, just some residual swelling in the general area. Thanks again for accomodating our out-of-state logistics and our specific insurance needs."
- Ken S.
Central, South Carolina
Many hernias, not to mention other injuries, can often be prevented by understanding body mechanics while others can be prevented with the help of assisted lifting machines. Early intervention with workers experiencing groin pain helps to prevent hernias and other injuries before they occur.
We continually strive to meet not only the needs of the individual, but the needs of each Insurance company and employer and pride ourselves on being one of the most Insurance friendly surgery centers in southern California. We are able to deliver comprehensive QME and AME patient reports within 24 hours, which we ensure are fully defensible in a court of law. Complementary seminars for Insurance companies and global rates are also offered as we make every attempt to meet the changing needs of the Insurance industry. Best of all, we save you money. Our advanced surgical techniques also allow us to minimize future medical expenses by:
Reducing insurance costs
Reoccurrence rate of 0.5 or ½%
FREE postoperative care, even past the global period
We continually strive to meet not only the needs of the individual, but the needs of each employer as well and pride ourselves on being one of the most employer friendly surgery centers in southern California. For employers we offer:
Free education to employers/employees at the workplace
To see patients within 24 hours
Perform urgent and non-urgent surgery within 24 hours
Early return to work
With satisfied patients, we decrease your liability. If the patient feels the need for additional physician visits, no problem, we see them free of charge even beyond the global period, eliminating future medical expenses to the Insurance company.
Complementary, custom designed Hernia Prevention Audits are also available for Risk Management and Insurance companies, which include safety education and ways to reduce future medical expenses. We make it our goal here at the Hernia Center of Southern California to provide the safest, most quality care for all parties involved.
Our bottom line is patient satisfaction. At the Hernia Center of Southern California, patients enjoy early return to work with minimal pain feeling they have received the highest quality care available and that their personal rights have been protected.