Dr. Shirin Towfigh, MD

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Dr. Shirin Towfigh, MD

General Surgery | Female

Beverly Hills Hernia Center 450 N Roxbury Dr Ste 224, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Get Directions

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Dr. Towfigh is one of the world's leading hernia specialists, offering treatment of all abdominal wall hernias and hernia-related complications. As the only surgeon in the Western US 100% devoted to the advanced care of patients with hernias and their complications, she approaches all care from 360 degrees, applying the latest in technology and tailoring it to the needs of each patient.Read more

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Towfigh totally misdiagnosed the cause of my symptoms, failed to find or treat them during laparscopic surgery, and sealed fat inside me with mesh, requiring a painful second surgery. She continued to misdiagnose me after the surgery, telling me the fat she left inside me was just fluid and that I was just a slow healer. She was not available for a follow up appointment for 8 full days, once my post-surgical MRI revealed her screw up. She was very sloppy; I now have constant pain.
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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Towfigh says..

Commonly seen problems include post-surgical chronic pain, mesh-related complications, hidden hernias, recurrent hernias, diastasis, women's hernias.

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  • Abdominal Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Muscle Strain
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Groin Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Meralgia Paresthetica
  • Nerve Pain
  • Pelvic Neuralgia
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

Dr. Towfigh says..

Dr. Towfigh provides mesh and non-mesh alternatives to repair as well as open, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted surgical options. 

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  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Release
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

Background Check

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    UCLA Med Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    UCLA Med Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    UCLA Med Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California At Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1992

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Spanish

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Dr. Towfigh's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Towfigh's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Towfigh's Care Philosophy

Dr. Towfigh is one of the world's leading hernia specialists, offering treatment of all abdominal wall hernias and hernia-related complications. As the only surgeon in the Western US 100% devoted to the advanced care of patients with hernias and their complications, she approaches all care from 360 degrees, applying the latest in technology and tailoring it to the needs of each patient.

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Dr. Towfigh says...

Commonly seen problems include post-surgical chronic pain, mesh-related complications, hidden hernias, recurrent hernias, diastasis, women's hernias.

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Dr. Towfigh says...

Dr. Towfigh provides mesh and non-mesh alternatives to repair as well as open, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted surgical options.