I had a painful hemorrhoid for decades that kept getting worse. I heard about banding and called my regular colonoscopy guy, but he did not perform that procedure. So I went my Blue Cross insurance web site and searched for hemorrhoids and Dr Linnebur's name came up. I got an appointment quickly, only to find out my condition was way past banding and a hemorrhoidectomy was needed. My primary care physician sent me to Cedars Sinai for a second opinion, which confirmed her prognosis. Dr Linnebur warned me that recovery would be quite painful. It was. But it was so worth it in the long run. But my story isn't over. Along with the surgery, she performed a colonoscopy and discovered a ten year old TVA (bad) polyp that had been missed in these procedures twice before, probably because it was at the very end of the colon and growing laterally. It could only be removed by taking out part of my colon. I was warned that recovery might be painful. It was not. But it involved a five day hospital stay, during which I was under observation for possibly dangerous aftereffects. There were none. Dr Linnebur visited me every day and presented me with pathology results that the removed polyp was benign. Before the second surgery, she warned me of the the possible dangers and said if problems developed while I was in recovery, she would get out of bed in the middle of the night and race to the hospital to open me up again and take care of me. This was impressive and of course, it was never necessary. But my confidence in her was very strong. On my final day in the hospital, we talked at length about the laparoscopic procedure, which was skillfully performed by looking at a computer screen and manipulating cameras and sharp devices inside me. My incisions were minor. She said she probably developed her motor skills from video games. I highly recommend Dr Linnebur.