Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: UCLA
Medical: UC San Diego
Treatments offered at Beverly Hills Hernia Center
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Yes absolutely. You are on the right track. It is very early in its stages but our outcomes have been excellent. It's called laparoscopic or... READ MORE
Yes! It's a new technique (only a handful of us offer this) but very effective. It is called robotic-assisted laparoscopic diastasis closure. Three... READ MORE
A hernia is an actual hole in the fascia and muscle. I examine my patients for a hernia, while they stand. Also, sometimes a CT scan is helpful to... READ MORE
Your pictures look like a Diastasis Recti without an obvious hernia. You would be the perfect candidate for a tummy tuck by a board certified plastic... READ MORE
Hernia and diastasis detected by physical exam but not in CT-Scan - is this a problem for insurance coverage of hernia repair?
Insurance will almost always cover an umbilical hernia regardless of CT scan report. Im a hernia specialist. It's all I do. And I've never had any... READ MORE
Picture would help. Ultrasound or CT scan will confirm a Diastasis. Transversus abdominis exercises can help reduce Diastasis. But won't cure it.... READ MORE
Yes. You can see benefits from a laparoscopic, not endoscopic, Diastasis closure. That would involve 3 laparoscopic scars on your left side. And... READ MORE
In my opinion, an umbilical hernia is best repaired if a concomitant Diastasis is also closed. Insurance will not cover the Diastasis closure portion,... READ MORE
See a hernia specialist to rule out a hernia as the cause of your pain. Diastasis Recti is usually not painful. However, it is not uncommon to have a... READ MORE
Is my diastasis recti the cause of my issues, how can it be fixed and will insurance cover it? (photos)
In general, diastasis Recti itself does not cause pain. However, large diastasis of your rectus muscles implies that you have lost your core strength... READ MORE
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