While it’s only natural for patients to be concerned about the prospect of surgery, today’s minimally invasive laparoscopic hernia repair techniques mean that the large majority of patients can look forward to outstanding results and a far smoother recovery than would have been possible not long ago. Dr. Shirin Towfigh of the Beverly Hills Hernia Center is a board certified general surgeon and a leader in the practice of minimally invasivehernia repair surgery. She is the only doctor in the Western United States exclusively devoted to treating hernias using every available technique, and she has produced outstanding results for both male and female patients.

While Dr. Towfigh is also sometimes able to work with patients to end hernia pain through specially designed exercises and other methods, a surgical response is very often required in order to permanently deal with upsetting and often painful hernias. Whether the procedure that’s needed islaparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, which involves the groin area, or the hernia is closer to the navel area, laparoscopic techniques allow for outstanding results. In fact, some types of hernias, such as those of the flank, above the bladder, or below the rib cage, are best suited for laparoscopic repair. Specifically, the laparoscopic hernia repair approach permits access to hard-to-reach areas using the smallest possible incisions, the widest placement of mesh, and therefore produces the best outcomes. Minimally invasive hernia procedures have also been shown to result in far fewer complications, and in some cases much less pain during recovery, than more traditional open-hernia operations.


A laparoscope is a tiny camera that magnifies images and allows surgeons to see the area of the body they are working on in finer detail than the naked eye. Also, laparoscopy uses advanced, precise instruments to make the incisions and alterations in the body with the least amount of damage to the tissue. Laparoscopy was once limited to certain specialties. Since the 1990s, however, these techniques have been applied to an ever larger number of specialties with extremely high levels of success.

Beverly Hills Hernia Center’s expert surgeon, Dr. Towfigh, is a noted leader in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair as well as in laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair. She has taught minimally invasive techniques at some of Southern California’s finest medical institutions, including the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Norris Cancer Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.

Dr. Towfigh’s abilities as a surgeon and doctor are, of course, very important, but they are not the sole reasons for her level of success. She possesses a truly in-depth understanding of hernias and the science and physics behind them. Thus, as a skilled surgeon, she can deal with complex and difficult issues in this area. This has made her a leader in treatment and diagnosis of problems often missed by others.

Abdominal hernias in women and in some men have often been difficult to diagnose and treat, but Dr. Towfigh has helped to end the undiagnosed pain of countless women and men. The results Dr. Towfigh has achieved both through surgical and nonsurgical treatments for abdominal hernia issues are unmatched.


If you think you are suffering from a hernia or have undiagnosed pain that may be the result of a hernia, then do not wait to seek out medical treatment. Dr. Towfigh and the Beverly Hills Hernia Center have produced outstanding results for thousands of patients both through her innovations in minimally invasive surgery and, where possible, more conservative non-surgical solutions. She has helped countless men and women to end their suffering and distress for once and for all.

For further information please call 310-358-5020 or visit our contact page. Dr. Towfigh and our outstanding medical staff are looking forward to hearing from you.