Shirin Towfigh M.D. of the Beverly Hills Hernia Symptom has helped to treat the causes of incisional hernia symptoms in women as well as men with great success for a number of years. While other types of hernias may tend to be more common in men than women, incisional hernias are caused by problems arising during surgery on the stomach and abdominal region and are therefore not directly impacted by the patient’s gender.

Nevertheless, doctors sometimes tend to regard hernias as a predominantly male condition and may tend to miss signs of a naturally occurring inguinal, femoral, epigastric or Spigelian hernia. As the Western United States’ only surgeon specializing in the treatment of abdominal hernias, Dr. Towfigh is uniquely well prepared to handle these issues, as well dealing with incisional hernia symptoms in women or men.

While incisional hernia symptoms in women and men are largely similar, there are a number of risk factors that make suffering from this condition more likely among members of both genders. Incisional hernias are more likely in patients who are obese or overweight, or who have suffered from post-surgical infection or pulmonary difficulties. They are also more likely among users of steroids. Finally, the risk of incisional hernia symptoms in women as well as men appears to increase with age.


As perhaps the nation’s leading hernia specialist, Dr. Towfigh represents the gold standard in both hernia repair and treatment. When surgery is required, no doctor is more highly qualified. She is an acknowledged expert in the use of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques and has taught at most of Southern California’s most respected medical teaching institutions; these include the USC Keck School of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

While the most highly advanced forms of surgery may be second nature for Dr. Towfigh, she is nevertheless committed to using more conservative therapies whenever appropriate. When surgery is the best response, however, the doctor is an expert on the best approaches to postoperative recovery and how to minimize the risk of a recurrent hernia. The doctor takes a well-rounded, evidence-based approach to treating hernias that looks at each case individually. No two patients are alike and their hernias tend to be very different as well.

If you or someone close to you is suffering from possible symptoms of a hernia, your best move is to contact the Beverly Hills Hernia Center as soon as possible. Please call 310-358-5020 or visit our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you.