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Patient Testimonials

Zioncombo Bikecombo

Hello David!

Now, it has been two months since I had right sided inguinal hernia surgery at The Hernia Center of Southern California.

I was struck by the kindness and the peaceful feeling that ran though the hernia clinic of Dr. David Albin. Just before I went to “sleep” on the operating table, David, the anesthesiologist and myself held hands and I affirmed out loud, “Thank you for this perfect surgery, this perfect recovery, this perfect healing.” It indeed all went perfectly in every single detail.

There was such a positive vibe in this clinic, I never once felt fearful or anxious. My consultation with Dr. Albin just before the operation inspired me with confidence and faith. David, you have a very adept and skilled team!

Post Op., I took not one pain pill – not even aspirin. The advanced technique of Dr. Albin and my correct application of specific homeopathic remedies (medicines) led to a totally comfortable recovery with NO pain requiring conventional analgesic medication and the incumbent “side effects”.

Heartfelt thanks go out to David and his entire team, including Leo, the support person who is a bright light. I consider this experience as a life transforming one.

Currently, I am power walking two miles (in 24 minutes) each day and doing 35 leg lifts and 65 abdominal crunches several times a week. I feel I am recovered from the hernia repair and have no discomfort of any kind.

Dearing Fauntleroy
February 15, 2012

I trusted my dad to the Hernia Center of Southern California. Dr. Albin performed the hernia surgery wonderfully taking into account my dad’s specific individual needs, which was of the utmost importance not only to my dad but to me as well.

Yasmine Bleeth
Actress, Baywatch
January 27, 2012

Dear Dr. Albin and Staff,

I would like to take an opportunity to thank you
very much for a pleasant and very professional
experience with my hernia surgery in April 2010.
It was worth to travel all the way from Canada.
After just a few days of rest following the surgery I drove
back 1500 miles with no problem.

Kris Nikscin
Edmonton, Alberta

Commendation for Dr. Albin and Nancy Duplan,

For anyone like myself who was worried about the hernia surgery, I would like to say that these two people are first-class and the best possible ones to do your surgery. Their skill and caring is without match, of that I am certain.

Nancy used the absolute minimum dosages and I was surprised how good and aware I felt when I awoke in the recovery room. This is now 9 days post surgery and Dr. Albin told me I am already one week ahead of schedule on my healing. My incision is only 2.5 inches and is now largely healed. After about 4 days any pain I felt was gone. I only took 5 pain pills of the 24 prescribed.

In summation, the doctor is very caring and shows it by patiently taking the time to answer all of your questions, both pre and post surgery. I should also mention that my inguinal hernia was unusually large.

The doctor and the anesthesiologist are professional, caring and skilled. I would recommend flying to Pasadena from anywhere to be assured of a perfect job. If anyone reading this is considering surgery and would like to contact me, please do so by contacting the Hernia Center and they will pass along my phone number.

– F. Peacock
June 24, 2010

Doctor Albin,

I just completed three ultras in two weeks (running an Angel 50 miler, Avalon 50 miler and the Calico 50K) and did well in all of them. I believe that I have become a better runner than ever since having my hernia surgery 3 months ago. These were just training runs. The big runs come in June and July.

– William H. Andrews, PhD
Founder & VP of Research
Sierra Sciences, Reno NV

Dear Dr. Albin,

It has been almost a year since you fixed the hernia repair of another doctor that hadn’t gone so well. I wanted to thank you. The pain is virtually gone and I am able to exercise again. To be able to do things that so many people, and doctors, cannot is amazing.

Happy New Year!

– Andrew Albritton

Dear Dr. Albin & Staff

I wanted to wish you a very safe Holiday Season and prosperous New Year. Thank you for all your help and patience and the wonderful job you did in every way. I was very nervous and you put my fears at ease. Thank you for helping me with getting my life back together again and letting me live life again – both normally and back together again. You are always in my heart and prayers.

I can’t thank you enough,

– David T. Surbeck

Dear Dr. David Albin and future patients,

I want to personally thank you for a job well done. I had my hernia operated on a few years ago and it came back. This was done at another clinic. I only wish I had known about your clinic then. If I did I would not have had a recurrent hernia.They did not use a mesh, and this was one of the main reasons for the hernia recurring. Not a professional procedure.

I am very happy with the outcome of the surgery, your staff and the time you took with me after surgery. I recommend that anyone please not hesitate to have their hernia repaired with you and your clinic. I felt very comfortable before and after surgery, and the recovery was very quick.

I am glad that I went to the Hernia Center of Southern California in Pasadena to finally put an end to my hernia, knowing it was repaired by the mesh system and the hernia will not come back.

Please do yourself a favor. If you have a hernia, this is the clinic to get it repaired at. They will repair your hernia safely and effectively. Please use my testimonial as you see fit. Thank you again for a job well done.


– Perry Stevens
Reno , NV

“Thomas Mervine had hernia surgery in your facility on September 19th, 2007. I wanted to write on both of our behalf’s that it was a very professional experience. Luisa was very pleasant to work with and we would like you to know how much we appreciate her support and helpfulness with our situation. I would refer anyone to your facility in the future. Thank you.”

– Dianna Piety

“Dr. Albin, Nancy, Luisa and all the staff were courteous, efficient and compassionate . My surgery went very smoothly and I am very satisfied with my results.”

– Michael B. Henderson

“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 accommodating our out-of-state logistics and our specific insurance needs.”

– Ken S.
Central, South Carolina

“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.

“The staff here went out of their way to make me feel comfortable about coming here. I’ve never had anything like that done before, so there was a little bit of nervousness and tension. But again, the staff went out of their way to make me comfortable. Just reassuring me everything was going to be ok and explained the process fully.”

– Hector R.
Los Angeles County Police Dept.

“Dr. David Albin – Thank you for all the help w/the “pains in the butt”. I am back into the “art scene” and will soon get the Mt. Kilimanjaro painting to you as soon as I relocate studios.”

– Alfonso T.

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