Welcome!

News Feed Item

Acclaimed Hernia Surgeon Dr. Towfigh Reduces Surgical Risk

Though rare, an infection after hernia operation can be life-altering -the expert treatment of Dr. Shirin Towfigh at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center can help cure infection complications.

LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the lead surgeon at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, Dr. Shirin Towfigh is a world-class expert in diagnosing hernia symptoms in men, women and children, but many are unaware of her true talents. In fact, Dr. Towfigh is the only surgeon in the Western U.S. who has been entirely dedicated to treating all types of hernia pain. This is why patients in need of an emergency hernia operation increasingly choose Dr. Towfigh as their surgeon. They know that she is the most experienced in treating infected hernia mesh that can negatively affect one's health.

Surgical mesh is a surgical implant that is used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged muscle. Most surgical mesh are made from synthetic materials, and some from animal or human cadaver tissue. Surgical mesh runs a risk of infection. Fortunately, hernia mesh infections are rare – occurring in less than 1% of patients. However, when such rare infections occur, it is important that you seek the expertise of a specialist, such as Dr. Towfigh, who has handled hundreds of complicated mesh infection situations.

Dr. Towfigh reduces risks for infection prior to submitting her patients to hernia repair.  Individuals who run a higher risk of infection include users of tobacco, those with diabetes, any patient who is overweight or obese, and those with a history of past infection in the area of the hernia. Dr. Towfigh works with her patients to reduce or control these risk factors prior to her treatment, ensuring the best results possible.    

Since a hernia operation is typically elective, an appointment at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center can be scheduled in advance. However, in some cases, a patient may require an emergency operation. For instance, if a patient is suffering from an incarcerated or strangulated hernia, which can lead to loss of blood flow, immediate surgical attention is necessary. As with any emergency treatment, the stakes can be very high in emergency hernia surgery, making the impeccable skill and precision of Dr. Towfigh a great relief for her patients. 

Dr. Towfigh tailors her techniques to the needs of her patients, thereby reducing the risk of complications, including infection, when emergency treatment is required. In fact, she was celebrated as Clinical Champion for her work in the most successful surgical site infection reduction campaign for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Among other methods, Dr. Towfigh's one-of-a-kind emergency hernia care includes:

  • Encouraging patients to wash thoroughly the night before surgery, with certain antibacterial soaps if possible
  • Keeping the patient warm
  • Re-dosing necessary antibiotics if the operation lasts longer than 4 hours
  • Careful handling of tissue to reduce injury and reduce recovery period
  • Minimal use of synthetic product
  • Daily wound probing in cases of contaminated tissue
  • Use of staged procedure in situations of infected abdominal wall or mesh

The discomfort and hindered movement that can occur when one suffers from a hernia can be frustrating and painful. Thanks to the advances in hernia medicine and her caring, expert treatment, it is easy to see why Dr. Towfigh has become one of the nation's most respected hernia doctors. If you or a loved one is in search of treatment for a hernia with a reduced risk of infection, you can contact Dr. Towfigh at 310-358-5020, or learn more about her approach to hernias via her website at www.BeverlyHillsHerniaCenter.com.

PR Submitted by Cyberset.com

SOURCE Beverly Hills Hernia Center

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business in 2016. However, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will introduce a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. He will drill down to the components in this fra...
StarNet Communications Corp has announced the addition of three Secure Remote Desktop modules to its flagship X-Win32 PC X server. The new modules enable X-Win32 to safely tunnel the remote desktops from Linux and Unix servers to the user’s PC over encrypted SSH. Traditionally, users of PC X servers deploy the XDMCP protocol to display remote desktop environments such as the Gnome and KDE desktops on Linux servers and the CDE environment on Solaris Unix machines. XDMCP is used primarily on comp...
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
There is growing need for data-driven applications and the need for digital platforms to build these apps. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Muddu Sudhakar, VP and GM of Security & IoT at Splunk, will cover different PaaS solutions and Big Data platforms that are available to build applications. In addition, AI and machine learning are creating new requirements that developers need in the building of next-gen apps. The next-generation digital platforms have some of the past platform needs a...