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Specializing in the treatment of hernias
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Meet the Doctor

Board certified in 1988 and recertified twice, Dr. Gutman has been a practicing surgeon in Los Gatos, California since 1987. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including El Camino Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Gutman’s love for what he does is reflected in the personal attention and care he delivers to each of his patients.

  • Extensive practice in General Surgery and Trauma
  • Over 30,000 cases treated
  • Has done over 7,000 laparoscopic hernias
  • Has done over 7,000 open hernia
  • Has done over 7,000 laparoscopic cholecystectomies
  • Most laparoscopic cholecystectomies are out patient
  • Performed the second laparoscopic cholecystectomyin the Southbay in 1988 and had done 250 before Stanford had done their first
  • Hernia repair can be completed in as little as 15 minutes
  • Most patients are back to full activity without restrictions within 1 week

Additional areas of practice:

  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases (GI Diseases)
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)

Dr Gutman's practice specializes in the treatment of hernias

Dr. Gutman has treated over 7,000 laparoscopic hernias and over 7,000 open hernias. An average single side laparoscopic hernia repair can be completed in just 15 minutes, a bilateral stake in 20 minutes. Many patients prefer to do surgery on Fridays and return to work on Monday. Most patients are back to full activity and gym without restrictions within 1 week.

Inguinal hernias

Inguinal hernias are the most common type of hernia. They represent approximately two thirds of adult hernias and are much more common in men than in women...

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Ventral Hernias

A hernia that appears in the abdomen at the site of a previous surgery is known as a ventral or incisional hernia...

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Femoral Hernias

Femoral hernias, along with inguinal hernias are groin hernias. They are much more common in women but can occur in men....

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Umbilical Hernias

Umbilical hernias occur near the bellybutton or navel, which has a natural weakness from the blood vessels of the umbilical cord. ...

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Epigastric Hernias

Epigastric hernias are more common in men than in women...

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Hiatal Hernias

Hiatal hernias are slightly different from other types of hernias because they are a weakness or opening in the diaphragm....

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