Dr. David Albin, MD

Dr. David Albin, MD

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Dr. David Albin, MD is a general surgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Mysore Medical College in 1979 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

31 W Bellevue Dr

Pasadena, CA 91105

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Albin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Hernia Procedures
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

Biography

"Hernia Specialist with over 20 years of experience."

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Kings County Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
Lac King/Drew Med Center
Residency Hospital
1979
Mysore Medical College
Medical School
1979

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Albin

4.8

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Dr. Albin may know how to do hernia repair with a mesh. But he may not warn you enough of the risk of chronic pain as a result of damage caused to your body by the mesh. When I contacted Dr. Albin's office in my desperate search for a solution, my call was not returned. Think twice before going to Dr. Albin or anyone for a mesh implant. You may never experience issues but it is also possible that you'll end up like me and wonder what you were thinking when you agreed to the procedure.
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I first met with Dr. Albin in January 2016 about hernial swelling from a hernia operation 10 years ago. Dr. Albin's daignosed a staph infection and did a surgery that determined that the infection had permeated the mesh from my first surgery. 6 months of antibiotics later, the infection remained. A 2nd surgery (2 1/2 hours) was done and mesh was removed and old hernia abated by old school stitches was done. Today, infection is gone and I am back golfing, weight lifting and hiking! Success!
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Went in for a surgery consult on my hernias. The second he opened his mouth, I knew he was not for me. He was the only Doctor I saw(out of 4) that only wanted to do 1 hernia at a time- why would I do two separated surgeries ??? He was not personable at all and immediately tried to send me down for blood work/ekg and wanted to do the surgery open(longer recovery)Felt like he was running asembily line surgery. He may be a great surgeon and he may also have Aspergers. I did not want to find out
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Great experience! Just that my surgery time was in the afternoon, which meant I had to be starving most of the day
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Hernia Center of Southern California

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Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
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Premera Blue Cross
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