About Us

History of Our Office

Jeffrey B. Mazin, M.D., F.A.C.S. is the director of the Hernia Surgical Specialists and has been in practice as a general and laparoscopic surgeon in San Diego, CA since 1980.  He developed a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of hernias and founded the Hernia Surgical Specialists in 1990. Some pertinent background information:


  • American Hernia Society, Charter Member

  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Member

  • San Diego Medical Society, Member

  • California Medical Association, Member

  • Society of General Surgeons, Member

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)

  • Laser Surgery, Certified

  • American Board of Surgery, Certified and Re-Certified

  • Residency and Chief Residency, University of Pennsylvania Graduate Hospital

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Temple University Health Services Center Medical School

  • Bachelor of Arts, Gettysburg College



Hernias and hernia repairs are an aspect of Dr. Mazin’s practice of general and laparoscopic surgery. For information about his other areas of expertise, please visit our main website at 


Our Staff

It is the ultimate purpose of our extremely caring, competent, and courteous staff to provide our patients the most comfortable interactions, either on the phone or in person.  From the initial contact with our office to your successful discharge from our care, you will be treated with the utmost respect. You will find our office environment to be pleasant and comforting.


Our staff is well known in the medical community. They are there to serve and provide you with the finest possible service.


“Dr. Mazin is simply the BEST!  After researching hernia specialists in the Western United States, I finally selected Dr. Mazin and the Hernia Surgical Specialists.  I am glad I did!  His background, training and commitment to state of the art procedures put him at the head of his field.”  – MF


“I recommend Dr. Mazin to EVERYONE that needs a surgical procedure, whether it be a hernia, gall bladder issue or hemorrhoid procedure.  His surgical skills are fantastic, as is his bedside manner and compassion.  He is the best!  Thank you Dr. Mazin.”  – PS


“When I was a child, I had a hernia and the surgery was horrible.  I had to go back in and have the first surgery repaired.  The thought of going through this again, was scary.  Luckily, I was referred to Dr. Mazin and the Hernia Surgical Specialists and was educated about the new ways that hernias were repaired.  He reassured me, and the surgery was a huge success.  My recovery was exactly as Dr. Mazin said, and I had NONE of the complications that I had experienced as a child.  It really pays to have a specialist do your surgery.”  – MH


“I highly recommend Dr. Mazin to everyone I know that has ANY general surgery procedure.  His technical expertise and compassion made my surgery experience a relatively easy one!  And the office staff were a pleasure to deal with as they made it easy to schedule my surgery and handle my insurance.  Thank you!”  – JK


“12 years ago I had hernia surgery by another surgeon.  I suffered several complications which no other surgeon would remedy.  I called and made an appointment, and Dr. Mazin immediately put my mind at ease.  He said he was very familiar with these types of problems and I finally had hopes of getting my life back to normal.  Dr. Mazin completed the surgery and was able to reverse all of the problems of the first surgery.  I am grateful to be a healthy woman again.”  – GB


“….here it is, years later and a hernia on my other side.  Who did I go to?  Well Dr. Jeff of course. This surgery has been completed without any problems or side effects and once again I am up at full speed.”   ME


“Why would anyone go to any other surgeon when we have the best right here…just a phone call away and a great office that makes scheduling so easy.  Thanks a second time for repairing my first and subsequent opposite side hernia!   The Hernia Specialists are exactly that!  Specialists that did a fabulous job TWICE for me!”  – AK


 “After having Doc Mazin do my hernia repairs, my surgery was so successful that when my wife had problems with a lump in her belly button, I suggested she see Doc also.  He took great care of her and the surgery was a resounding success.  Thank again.”  – RW


Contact Us


(858) 272-9979


3737 Moraga Avenue

Suite B412

San Diego, CA 92117