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Hernia Surgeon Discusses Surgery Costs in Los Angeles

Dr. David Albin of the Southern California Hernia Center explains the inconsistencies inherent to medical costs in America and offers more transparent pricing for hernia surgery at his eight practice locations. Los Angeles, CA — A hernia is a condition in which an organ pushes through an opening or tear... Read more

What Is a Complex Hernia?

As the name implies, complex hernias are hernias that are not the usual type of hernia. Often these hernias have been present for a long period of time and have not been treated. Patients who develop complex hernias usually tell us that they have had a hernia for years but... Read more

How Are Hernias Diagnosed?

Hernias are most commonly located in the groin or umbilical region. However, hernias may occur in any location in the abdomen. Many patients self-diagnose their hernias. The symptoms of a hernia include: Swelling or bulge beneath abdominal or groin skin. The bulge may disappear when lying down. Pain or discomfort... Read more

Causes of A Sports Hernia

A sports hernia is the result of repetitive twisting and turning. This injury occurs in the groin. Athletes who perform these motions at high speed are especially at risk. These hernias are common among soccer, hockey, and tennis players. Overuse of the groin muscles results in stress on the inguinal... Read more
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