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Meet Dr. Michael Albin

Dr. Michael Albin is certified by the American Board of General Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a practicing QME. He joined the staff of the Hernia Center of Southern California as a general surgeon and hernia doctor in 2014. As a hernia surgeon, Dr. Albin works alongside his father, David Albin, who founded the specialty hernia practice in 1987. Dr. Michael Albin completed his General Surgery Residency at Hofstra School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Albin graduated from medical school in 2009 earning his M.D. from Penn State College of Medicine.

He brings with him state-of-the art laparoscopic hernia techniques as well as the latest in open hernia repair techniques to complement his father’s very own Albin Technique, developed specifically at the Hernia Center of Southern California. The Albins are the best hernia doctors and the only father-son team practicing as dedicated hernia specialists in the nation. As premier hernia surgeons, the Albins are dedicated to innovative techniques and effective hernia surgery.

Dr. Michael Albin continues to evolve the practice and improve patient outcomes. He is active in the American Hernia Society, a group of surgeons dedicated to the expertise of hernia repair and tracks outcomes through the American Hernia Society Quality collaborative. He produces publications and presents posters to other surgeons at their annual meetings.

He understands the importance of giving back to the community. Dr. Michael Albin treats a large population of firefighters and police that get injured at work and develop hernias. He volunteers as an emergency responder for the local fire department CERT battalion. He is also a trained HAM radio operator.

Dr. Michael Albin focuses on athletics and good health. He was a swimmer and water polo player in high school. He picked up triathlons alongside his father in college. During this time, they scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro. He is an active martial artist, currently practicing Eskrima, and competes regularly.

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