Beverly Hills General Surgeon
450 N Roxbury Dr., #224
Beverly Hills, California 90210 US
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15 years experience
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: UCLA
    Medical: UC San Diego

Treatments offered at Beverly Hills Hernia Center

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Repairing diastasis recti without a tummy tuck? (Photos)

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

Muscle Repair without TT? (Photo)

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

Diagnosing Ventral Hernia?

A hernia is an actual hole in the fascia and muscle. I examine my patients for a hernia, while they stand. Also, sometimes a CT scan is helpful to... READ MORE

Hernia fix with diastasis repair not included? (Photo)

Your pictures look like a Diastasis Recti without an obvious hernia. You would be the perfect candidate for a tummy tuck by a board certified plastic... READ MORE

Hernia and diastasis detected by physical exam but not in CT-Scan - is this a problem for insurance coverage of hernia repair?

Insurance will almost always cover an umbilical hernia regardless of CT scan report. Im a hernia specialist. It's all I do. And I've never had any... READ MORE

Hello, I would like to know if I have Diastasis Recti?

Picture would help. Ultrasound or CT scan will confirm a Diastasis. Transversus abdominis exercises can help reduce Diastasis. But won't cure it.... READ MORE

Am I a candidate for Endoscopic Diastasis Recti repair? (Photo)

Yes. You can see benefits from a laparoscopic, not endoscopic, Diastasis closure. That would involve 3 laparoscopic scars on your left side. And... READ MORE

I have an umbilical hernia and diastasis recti. Will insurance cover the repair of both?

In my opinion, an umbilical hernia is best repaired if a concomitant Diastasis is also closed. Insurance will not cover the Diastasis closure portion,... READ MORE

Abdominal pain only when stomach muscles are being used; what could it be?

See a hernia specialist to rule out a hernia as the cause of your pain. Diastasis Recti is usually not painful. However, it is not uncommon to have a... READ MORE

Is my diastasis recti the cause of my issues, how can it be fixed and will insurance cover it? (photos)

In general, diastasis Recti itself does not cause pain. However, large diastasis of your rectus muscles implies that you have lost your core strength... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Towfigh

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Videos by Shirin Towfigh, MD

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Diastasis Recti In Women

Dr. Shirin Towfigh shares this video of a woman who suffers from Diastasis Recti. WATCH VIDEO

Diastasis Recti: See What It Looks Like (AFTER)

Dr. Shirin Towfigh shares the results of this man's laparoscopic diastasis closure and umbilical hernia repair, similar to a minimally-invasive tummy tuck procedure. WATCH VIDEO

Diastasis Recti: See What It Looks Like (BEFORE)

Dr. Shirin Towfigh brings attention to the bulge in the upper abdomen and the umbilical hernia. WATCH VIDEO

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