Hernia Symptoms Require Quick Intervention

The West's only fulltime hernia specialist, Dr. Shirin Towfigh, has helped countless patients identify and cure their hernia-related pain

Jan 14, 2014, 15:24 ET from Beverly Hills Hernia Center

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many people who are suffering from mysterious abdominal pain that may be one of a number of possible hernia symptoms, life can be confusing and very stressful. Particularly with female patients, doctors who are not hernia experts often have great difficult accurately identifying the problem and whether or not hernia surgery might be the solution. Fortunately, Los Angeles-area patients have one very powerful ace up their sleeve. Shirin Towfigh, M.D., F.A.C.S., of the Beverly Hills Hernia Center is the only working surgeon in the Western United States whose focus is entirely on abdominal wall hernias.

Dr. Towfigh understands that, for many of us, simply answering the question "what is a hernia?" might be something of a challenge, and she is happy to explain the details for anyone who is interested. A hernia is, simply put, an abnormal opening which internal tissues and other organs may go through. When the opening is such that bulging appears in the abdomen, diagnosis is a relatively simple matter. On the other hand, smaller femoral hernias, which are most common in women, may go undiagnosed even by very knowledgeable and skilled doctors. Worse, allowing these types of hernias to go untreated has potentially severe consequences as hernias at an advanced stage can sometimes trap part of the intestines, calling for immediate surgical intervention.

Medical experts agree that patients suffering from abdominal discomfort that has not been identified should take action to identify the source of the problem in a timely manner. As one of the world's leading experts on hernias, as well as an acknowledged innovator and teacher in the field of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Towfigh has attracted media attention for her ability to help women and men to identify the source of their pain and end it.

In fact, Dr. Towfigh's specific combination of great medical knowledge combined with vast surgical skill and experience makes her an ideal physician for many hernia sufferers. She often is able to help patients avoid or delay surgeries in favor of more conservative treatments involving exercise and good health habits. At the same time, when surgery is necessary, patients can rest assured they are getting the best treatment available with the speediest possible post-operative recovery times.

If you or someone close to you is suffering from abdominal pain that has not been diagnosed, then the best step you can take is to contact Dr. Towfigh at 310-358-5020 as quickly as possible. The doctor and her friendly and professional staff are here to help you diagnose your pain and to end it, once and for all. You can also learn more about Dr. Towfigh's work and the treatment and prevention of hernias at her website, www.BeverlyHillsHerniaCenter.com.

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