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SOURCE Beverly Hills Hernia Center
A hernia can lead to substantial discomfort, but thanks to the skill and compassion of Dr. Shirin Towfigh, there is hope for prevention and treatment of hernia symptoms.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While some people may be afflicted with a hernia without knowing it, in most cases, the discomfort caused by the rupture make it impossible to ignore. Fortunately for individuals throughout the Western US, renowned hernia doctor Shirin Towfigh, MD, FACS is dedicated to treating all types of abdominal wall hernias and their complications. By using the latest technologies and surgical modalities available in modern medicine, the board certified Dr. Towfigh is able to help those suffering from various hernia-related symptoms. From pre-operative concerns through hernia surgery recovery, the doctor is committed to providing exceptional care, ensuring each patient is as comfortable as possible while she treats hernia symptoms in women and men.
Dr. Towfigh is a leading expert in minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques that have proven remarkably effective in reducing the incidence of hernia-related complications if performed by an expert. However, the first step towards treating a hernia is to identify the malady. Considering the various types and presentations of hernias, this may be difficult for some individuals. As a prime example, hernias in women are often misdiagnosed. This is due to the female anatomy of the pelvis, which can make the condition difficult to identify for many doctors. Essentially, a hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue squeezes through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue called fascia. There are several types of hernias, though the most common are inguinal (groin), incisional (resulting from an incision), femoral (lower groin), umbilical (belly button), and hiatal (upper stomach).
While she has devoted her practice to help alleviate hernia-related complications in her patients, the ultimate goal of Dr. Towfigh is to one day be able to prevent hernias entirely – a breakthrough that would be an incredible relief to millions throughout the globe. Hernias currently contribute to the most days off work, and is the most common diagnosis seen by a surgeon. In the meantime, Dr. Towfigh recommends individuals exercise caution when lifting extra-heavy objects, and be on heightened awareness when experiencing persistent coughing, clearing of the throat, sneezing and constipation. Additionally, Dr. Towfigh notes that obesity, poor nutrition, and smoking can all weaken muscles, making hernias more likely and outcomes from surgery and incisions more likely to result in a hernia. Further still, those of advanced years are at a higher risk of developing a hernia – thus, it is never too early to schedule a consultation with Dr. Towfigh to discuss one's best practices for avoiding an uncomfortable and burdensome hernia.
Thanks to her expertise in diagnosing and treating hernia symptoms in women and men alike, it should come as no surprise that Dr. Towfigh's work has been widely celebrated within the medical community, and has even been covered on television and in The New York Times. If you have questions about hernias and your risk of developing one, don't settle for less than the best treatment – contact Dr. Towfigh at 310-358-5020 or via the comprehensive hernia prevention section of www.BeverlyHillsHerniaCenter.com. The doctor and her helpful staff are looking forward to hearing from you.
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