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General Surgery | Female

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

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.

Biography

Dr. Shirin Towfigh, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Beverly Hills, CA. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Towfigh is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center.

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Towfigh to family and friends
    3.6
    based on 14 total surveys (5 with reviews)
    Dr. Towfigh's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (5)
    Chesapeake, VA |
    My appt with Dr. Towfigh was great. She has a very calm and reassuring manner. She is the most knowledgeable hernia specialist I have seen. She did a great job of explaining things and listened and answered all questions. I feel very confident in her ability to diagnose and treat my problem and feel very fortunate to have found her. Dr. Towfigh and her staff are the best!!
    Oak Park |
    Dr. Towfigh and her staff are wonderful. They have helped my wife tremendously and take the time to make a connection with us. As a therapist, I see so many doctors that should find another line if work but her expertise combined with her warm and friendly bedside manner make her, actually a please to work with. Thanks you for helping my wife!!!
    in Bel Air, Ca |
    Shirin Towfigh Botched my simple hernia surgery.I went in for a left hernia repair and woke up with a right side mesh removal of a 5yr old good hernia repair and a left side hernia repair 5-6 hr surgery. I had no pain before the surgery I had an ultra sound of a lft hernia! Come to find out this so called specialist took down the wrong notes at initial appt and not once went over anything with me! I now am in constant pain all the time probably all due to she was eating during our appt!
    Encino, Ca |
    This self-promoting narcissist doesn't live up to the marketing she pays for on the internet. She is inconsiderate about keeping appointments and being on time. Then, she charges about 10x the going rate, forces you to use her surgery center to get another bundle and, of course doesn't take your insurance. Did I mention she's just a garden-variety general surgeon with a PR agency? I have NO trust in her and would never let her operate on me, even for free.
    in Los Angeles, CA |
    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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    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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    Commonly seen problems include post-surgical chronic pain, mesh-related complications, hidden hernias, recurrent hernias, diastasis, women's hernias.

    Dr. Towfigh says...

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

    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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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • 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

    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

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Farsi
    • French
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abdominal Surgery
    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • Abdominoplasty
    • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Hernia Repair
    • Hernia and Hydrocele 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
    • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery