Dr. Shirin Towfigh, MD Hernia Doctor
Renowned hernia specialist Dr. Shirin Towfigh is the only surgeon in the Western United States whose work is entirely dedicated to treating all types of abdominal wall hernias and their complications. Her rare focus on using all technologies and surgical modalities available in treating this particular area has made her possibly the nation's single most respected hernia doctor.
Dr. Towfigh's received her Bachelor’s degree with College Honors from UCLA and her Medical Doctorate from UC San Diego. She completed her surgical training and research at UCLA in 2002 (ranked "Best in the West" for 24 straight years by US News and World Report), and is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. As a respected medical professor, she has trained medical students, residents, and fellows in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the USC Keck School of Medicine, LA County + USC Hospital, and the Norris Cancer Center.
In 2008, Dr. Towfigh was recruited to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as Associate Professor of Surgery, where she developed a surgical skills training program for their surgery residents, ran the medical student education program, and directed the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship training program. She has won over 20 awards for her skills as an educator and mentor. Today, she remains on the teaching staff for Cedars-Sinai’s General Surgery residency and Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship. She also continues to teach medical students at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She generously shares her vast knowledge and experience as a top hernia surgeon with her students, residents, and fellows, in an effort to disseminate her learning and create the next generation of leading hernia doctors.
Her goal is to help prevent hernia-related complications, and to one day be able to consistently prevent hernias before surgery is necessary. She holds leadership positions at multiple national surgical societies, including the American Hernia Society, American College of Surgeons, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. She is also regularly invited to speak nationally and internationally as a top hernia specialist on a number of hernia-related topics, especially laparoscopic management, treatment of chronic pain, and hidden hernias among women.
Dr. Towfigh and the Beverly Hills Hernia Center
Her work, covered in local and national media, has made her Beverly Hills Hernia Center the medical clinic for hernia surgery Los Angeles residents and medical experts trust for dealing with this often difficult medical issue. She has treated thousands of men and women with an unparalleled level of success. She has received national attention for her ability to accurately spot symptoms of a hernia in women, where they are often harder to recognize than in men. She is also known for her abilities to spot less common hernia manifestations, such as a Spigelian hernia, found on the lower abdomen.
When she's not busy as the West Coast's finest hernia doctor, Dr. Towfigh enjoys painting and drawing. Much of the fine artwork that is found both her office and home is also her own creation. We also understand that she can cook a truly fantastic Thanksgiving dinner.
Dr. Towfigh collaborates with surgeons locally and throughout the world. As part of her team at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, she works closely with specialists in male fertility and testicular pain, female pelvic floor specialists, female pelvic pain specialists, pain management specialists, plastic surgeons, and physical therapists and trainers who understand the abdominal wall stresses.
To get in touch with the hernia surgeon Los Angeles patients and doctors turn to first, please call 310-358-5020.