Dr. Shirin Towfigh, MD

Dr. Shirin Towfigh, MD

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General Surgery | Female | 45 years old

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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.Read more

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Dr. Towfigh's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Towfigh to family and friends
3.3
based on 12 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Towfigh's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
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.

Dr. Towfigh says...

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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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