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Dr. Matthew Lublin

Surgery
Tarzana, CA
26 years experience male

Locations

Matthew Lublin, MD

Santa Monica, CA

Address

2001 Santa Monica Blvd. 1170W, Santa Monica, CA, US
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

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Matthew Lublin, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Matthew Lublin

Tarzana, CA

About

Bio

Matthew Lublin is a board-certified general surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Matthew Lublin prides his practice on safety first, and personalized individualized patient care. He offers concierge service to all patients and is available 24/7 for you before and after surgery. With an emphasis on minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques, Dr. Lublin specializes in abdominal surgery. He performs surgery on disease processes related to the esophagus (for heartburn, reflux, or hiatal hernia), stomach, spleen, adrenal glands, small intestine, and colon. Dr. Lublin has a special interest in groin hernias and gallbladder disease. He has performed over 600 laparoscopic gallbladder removals and over 300 laparoscopic inguinal (groin hernias). He teaches courses to other surgeons on the performance of laparoscopic hernias.

Specialties
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Surgery

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Bariatrics

General Surgery

Doctor Q&A

120 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Most any: Most soaps can be used around surgical wounds without causing problems.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Very unlikely: It is possible to get colon cancer at the age of 21 but extremely unlikely. Colon cancer screening generally starts at the age of 50, unless there is ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: First it depends on what the initial treatment is so ou can determine the alternatives. Most pilonidal cysts are treated by surgical removal. If you d... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Abdomnal pain: Gallbladder attacks often follow fatty meals, and they may occur during the night. A typical attack can cause ■steady pain in the right upper abdo... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
VIsit your doctor: Groin injuries can take up to 12 months to heal. However, you may have a hernia. The best way to diagnose a hernia is by physical exam, but they can b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Not usually: If an appendictis is treated with just antibiotics, it may improve but the chances of recurrent attacks is high. So, the appendix shoudl be removed su... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Rarely: If a hiatal hernia is very large, it may cause shortness of breath by impinging on the lungs. If the stomach gets caught in the chest through the hern... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Surgery: Surgery is really the only way to remove gallstones. So-called liver or gallbladder flushes are pure quackery and do not remove gallstones. These flus... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
See Below: A bowel perforation is when a hole is formed or created in the small intestine. When this occurs, bowel contents (such as stool) leak into the abdomin... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Placement of a central line, in the neck, may damage the phrenic nerve, although this is highly unlikely.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
You don't: Generally, i would not recommend a visit to the gastroenterologist prior to a hernia repair. However, if you are experiencing a change in bowel habits... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
No: There is no pain involved. You just need to lie still for approximately one hour.
A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Unlikely: Small lesions that are not growing, are not painful, and are soft generally can be watched. Have a medical professional evaluate it first.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Cancer: Colon cancer is a cancer of the large intestine (colon). Surgery is generally required to remove the portion of colon involved with cancer. Colonoscop... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
It depends: It all depends on the antibiotic. If it is antibiotic that you should not drink alcohol with, then i would recommend 24 hours. With some antibiotics, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Difficult: Are you a male or female? Is the pain in your groin or lower abdomen? How old are you? All these questions are important in determining a source of ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Ice and elevation: The best ways to reduce swelling are applying ice and elevation, if that is possible. Generally, it just takes time for swelling to reolve - normally ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Generally: Bumps under the skin that are soft, mobile and right under the skin can either be cysts or lipomas.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
You don't : The majority of laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is performed on an outpatient basis - meaning you go home on the day of surgery and do not need to st... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Most likely: Yes - when a belly button becomes an outie, it is likely the result of an umbilical hernia.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
A specific field: Vascular surgery is surgery performed on arteries and veins around the body.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
No: Hernia surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S. As with any surgery there are complications, but for inguinal hernia surgery... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Age 5: Belly button or umbilical hernias are generally not repaired until the age of 5. They can actually spontaneous close prior to age 5.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
3-5 daya: If things go well during surgery and you are felling ok, there are no real issues about flying. I would ask your doctor first, however, if he / she is... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Surgery: Lipomas are easily removed surgically. They generally don't need to be removed but if they are getting bigger or causing pain, they should be removed.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Medical: Do not strain with bowel movements. Use a stool softener and have a bm everyday. Do not use toilet paper but use baby wipes.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Topical treatments should be ok with pregnancy for an ingrown toenail. I would speak to your doctor, though.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Lose weight: Losing weight will probably improve your gynecomastia. You still might need surgery if it persists after losing weight. There is really no medicine to... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Virus : These symptoms are very likely due to gastroenteritis, a virus. These symptoms should resolve within 24 to 48 hours. If they don't resolve, you need t... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Banding : True internal hemorrhoids can be treated in the office by rubber band ligation. In the office, a rubber band is placed on the base of the hemorrhoid. ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Stretch,: Stretch, stretch some more and don't be a weekend warrior.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Unclear: Piles or hemorrhoids do not generally cause abdominal symptoms. Try keeping yourself regular - having 1 bowel movement a day - avoiding straining on t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Unknown : Cirrhosis and cancer may never develop after hepatitis c - you need to see a GI doc and be monitored for progression of liver disease - there are trea... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Spicy and fried: Spicy, greasy, and fried foods can more likely bring on a gallbladder attack. Still, any food can precipitate a gallbladder attack.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Stress : Due to your body'a stress response to surgery, you may miss a menstruated cycle. This can happen and is nothing to worry about. If you're period doesn... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Anything that causes excess straining may cause an exacerbation of hemorrhoids. Taking frequent breaks to stop the pressure places on your bottom.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Safe but won't work: This is an attempted cure but is really quackery. There is absolutely no proof that this works at all. People will believe they are seeing stones in ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Unknown : No one is sure how and why lipomas form. However, they are almost always not cancerous and easily removed by a simple operation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
General surgeon : A general surgeon does hiatal hernia repairs - these are also mostly now done laparoscopically ( through 5 small incisions ). A general surgeon who sp... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Not really: Any hernia is a defect in the fascial layer of the abdominal wall. The fascial layer is the strength layer of your abdominal wall. A hernia is a hole ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Physical exam: The best way to diagnose a groin or inguinal hernia is by physical exam. An MRI or ct scan is poor for diagnosing a hernia but can rule in or out othe... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Extremely rare: Pancreatic cancer is extremely rare in this demographic.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Home nursing: There are many visiting nurse services available. However, they generally need a doctor's prescription i wouldn't advise returning until you are fully... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Likely: A hemorrhoid can be thrombosed (filled with blood) and thus harden and present as a firm lump outside of the anus. These usually resolve on their own.... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
No : A change in bowel habits may occur but should resolve in about 3 weeks after gallbladder surgery - if symptoms persist, see your surgeon.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
It is possible: You definitely nee dto be evaluated by your primary care doctor. There are many reasons for maroon stools - many of which are not from a cancer. Howev... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Try the websites: healthgrades or vitals.Com.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Ultrasound: Sometimes what is thought to be indigestion is actually the gallbladder. The symptoms you are describing are similar to gallbladder symptoms, which re... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Yes : Men 1 of 2 can lead to many endocrine issues as well as tumors. Cancer of the thyroid is also possible. The symptom complexes are different in differ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Surgery 26 years experience
Possibly gallbladder: What is your doctor treating? Your symptoms don't sound like typical reflux symptoms and wouldn't respond to omeprazole. It might be your gallbladder ... Read More

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Feb 20, 2013
I've known Dr. Lublin for over 4 years and have used him as a referral source for my general surgery issues. He's a highly skilled General and Bariatric surgeon, as well as a down to earth and compa...Read More
Jun 8, 2013
Very timely and useful responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lublin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, I will contact my doctor immediately. How many years will it take to develop stones? I had ultrasound in June 2011 and no stones.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply!.. and sir I heard if we go to surgery then it increase faster then before.so what should I do?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you very much. I was told that water kefir was good for the you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Awards

Patient's Choice Award 2011
America's Top Surgeons 2011
America's Top Surgeons 2010

Affiliations

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
SAGES
SLS
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