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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: UCLA
Medical: UC San Diego
Treatments offered at Beverly Hills Hernia Center
Most popular answers from Shirin Towfigh, MD
What are the options available for surgical repair of a herniated belly button in an adult female aside from mesh, if any?
Most umbilicus hernias under 1cm in width can be repaired without mesh. Many between 1cm and 2cm can be repaired without mesh. It is not standard to... READ MORE
Though it is true that many if not post patients with diastasis recti have no associated symptoms, there are certainly others who do. Symptoms that... READ MORE
Diastasis recti is best diagnosed when exerting or pushing out on the abdomen, such as with a sit-up or getting up from flat position. If you are... READ MORE
Yes absolutely. You are on the right track. It is very early in its stages but our outcomes have been excellent. It's called laparoscopic or... READ MORE
Yes! It's a new technique (only a handful of us offer this) but very effective. It is called robotic-assisted laparoscopic diastasis closure. Three... READ MORE
Sounds like endometrioma in your wound. That would be dark looking and bleed with each menstrual cycle. The operation is removal of the endometriosis READ MORE
So you are correct that a hernia that is stuck can cause vomiting. That doesn't seem to be the situation here. In fact, vomiting may be causing the... READ MORE
How is the lump now? Sometimes this can be a fluid collection. If so, it will resolve. Your surgeon needs to examine this. READ MORE
Inguinal hernia: is gortex easier to remove upon reoccurence than most other meshes. side effects when it holds?
No single mesh type has been shown to have better outcomes. Gore Rex mesh can be removed, as can any other mesh. There are risks with the procedure... READ MORE
If you do not have excess skin, then a laparoscopic or robotic-assisted posterior plication can treat your diastasis recti and hernia. I prefer to do... READ MORE
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