Beverly Hills General Surgeon
450 N Roxbury Dr., #224
Beverly Hills, California 90210 US
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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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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

What is the best way to get diagnosed with diastasis recti?

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

Is this dent above my belly button diastasis recti? (Photo)

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

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

Pain and bleeding 7 months post incarcerated umbilical hernia repair? (Photo)

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

CVS, umbilical hernia, and pain. What should I do? (Photo)

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

Soft lump in navel 5 days after surgery. Did my hernia come back? (Photos)

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

Umbilical hernia and diastasis recti repair possible at same time?

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

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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