Take A Tour of California Hernia Specialists – Our center occupies an entire brand new 11,000 sqft medical office building in Newport Beach, CA. It consists of clinical space for hernia consultations and 6,000 sqft of an accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) where most of Dr. Harris’ hernia surgeries are performed.
Our hernia center is one of the newest and most advanced in the country. By combining our office space and surgery space into one center, we can assure continuity of care and the highest quality for all of our patients.
Take A Tour of 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 who have a focused medical condition like a hernia, being thrown into the complexities of a hospital which is 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 outcomes.
We encourage you to visit our ‘Compare California Hernia Specialists‘ page to see how we compare and contrast to other options you may have.
360 Degree ‘Street View’ Photo Tour Of Our Center
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Surgery center entrance
Surgery center waiting room
Photo Gallery Tour Of Our Center
Meet Our Staff
About California Hernia Specialists StaffDr. Harris’ staff introduce themselves and discuss what they do in our office.
Marisol ‘Mari’ Rodriguez
Marisol ‘Mari’ Rodriguez has worked in our office for over 5 years. She is the lead scheduler for hernia patients. Mari will meet every patient who needs to have hernia surgery before you leave our office at the time of your consultation.
She will immediately check your insurance benefits so that you understand what costs you may be responsible for. For patients without insurance, she will work with you on arranging cash or credit card payments. Once your insurance or payments are arranged, Mari will find which times for your surgery you would prefer and coordinate with our surgical center. She will arrange any blood-work or EKG that may be needed.
Laurissa ‘Rissa’ Espinoza
Laurissa ‘Rissa’ Espinoza has worked in our office since 2015 after having been a medical assistant (MA) for 5 years in primary care. As an MA Rissa will take incoming phone calls, screen patients who need to be scheduled for a consultation, find a convenient time for you to see Dr. Harris, and take your necessary demographic information.
Rissa is interested in continuing her education in nursing and is completing evening classes as an RN.
Itzel Alcaraz previously worked for a primary care practice in Orange County before starting work in our office. She a certified medical assistant (MA). As an MA Itzel will take incoming phone calls, screen patients who need to be scheduled for a consultation, find a convenient time for you to see Dr. Harris, and take your necessary demographic information.
At the time of your consultation, Rissa and Itzel will check you in for your consultation. Any last paperwork will be completed and proof of insurance will be obtained from you. Itzel assists Dr. Harris in the operating room for some minor procedures.