At California Hernia Specialists, we differ from most other surgical groups and surgery centers in that your consultation, surgery, and follow-up are all within our comprehensive center. Most other groups in the country utilize outside surgical facilities or hospitals. Comparing California Hernia Specialists is easy using the chart below.
By providing all of your care within one center, it allows us to ensure the highest quality and most consistent outcomes possible. Below are some of the differences between treatment with us and treatment with other groups.
Comparing California Hernia Specialists
“Large hospitals and busy general surgeons are important parts of the health care delivery system in the United States. However, for patients like you who have a focused medical condition like a hernia, being thrown into the complexities of hospitals which are more focused on patients with cancer, heart disease, trauma, and other complicated issues isn’t the best choice. Similarly, choosing a surgeon who is performing colon cancer surgery in the morning, a thyroid surgery in the afternoon, and a hernia at the end of his or her busy day isn’t the best way to ensure you have the best outcome.
“California Hernia Specialists is different. Our center consists of clinical space for hernia consultations as well as a certified, accredited, Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) where most of my hernia surgeries are performed. By combining our office space and surgery space into one center, I can assure the highest quality and best results for all of my patients.
“My passion and my focus is on taking care of patients with hernias just like you. This dedication to a specific condition allows me to provide you with the best possible office experience and the best possible outcome after surgery. Hernia surgeries aren’t an after-thought, done at the end of a busy day taking care of other types of patients. Hernias and hernia patients are my priority! You can see by our overwhelming feedback and recommendations from prior patients, that my focused practice translates into successful medical care.”
-Dr. Harris, Medical Director
California Hernia Specialists
Comparing California Hernia Specialists – Comparison Chart
|Hospital Group||Most Surgery Groups||CA Hernia Specialists|
|Your consultation and surgery are in different areas of the large hospital, often far from the parking garages.||Your consultation is in an office, but your surgery will be in another part of town at a different location.||Your consultation and your surgery is all at our convenient, dedicated hernia center.|
|Preoperative check-in area is somewhere in the hospital with dozens of other patients trying to check-in at the same time.||Check-in varies from location to location.||Check-in is just steps from our private parking lot, and never rushed.|
|Parking is usually far away from the doctors office and the operating rooms, possibly in a paid garage.||Parking varies but often not close to the center, and sometimes not free.||Parking is just steps from the consultation office and the surgery center in our free, private parking lot.|
|Surgery is done in a busy operating facility which caters to open heart surgery and not ‘less important’ hernias.||Surgery is done in an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) which is not dedicated to hernia repair.||By performing your surgery within our hernia ASC we ensure the highest quality outcomes for all of our patients.|
|Nursing care is inconsistent, and focused on getting patients ‘in and out’.||Nursing care changes from day to day with little individual attention.||Nursing care is extremely consistent, focused on each patient, with individual attention before, during, and after surgery.|
|Surgery start time can often be delayed for more emergent surgeries from the emergency room.||Surgery start times are inconsistent from center to center and surgeon to surgeon.||Dr. Harris and our center is dedicated to you and your family’s schedule. Surgeries always start on time.|
|The pre-op area is usually filled with 15-20 beds all waiting for major surgery.||The pre-op area varies.||The pre-op area has just 3 beds, is filled with natural light, and provides a calm, relaxing atmosphere.|
|The waiting room for families during your surgery is full and is usually in an older room.||Waiting rooms vary from location to location.||Beautiful waiting area with floor to ceiling windows and plenty of natural light.|
|Waiting families can visit the cafeteria for cafeteria food when it is open.||Food options for families are limited.||Our center is just steps from Starbucks, Brueggers Bagels, and other Newport Beach food options.|
|After surgery, your recovery is in a large, noisy operating room with much sicker patients around you.||Recovery rooms can often be cramped and noisy.||Recovery is in our private post operative area filled with natural light and focused on you and other hernia patients.|
|Patients usually recover by themselves without family since the recovery room is so busy.||Most surgery centers allow families on a limited basis.||We ensure your family is able to be with you during most of the recovery process.|
|Costs for uninsured hernia patients can be $15,000 or more.||Costs for uninsured patients vary from center to center and is difficult to compare.||For uninsured patients, California Hernia Specialists ensures outstanding care and the most affordable cash price.|
|No ability to arrange for out of town patients||Usually centers have little experience with patients traveling from outside of Orange County||We commonly work with patients from outside of our area and can arrange all aspects of your visit. Read more HERE.|
What Do Our Past Patients Say?
Watch these videos to hear what our past patients say about comparing California Hernia Specialists to other centers and offices they have visited in the past.