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About Dr. Shirin M Towfigh

Dr. Shirin M Towfigh, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Beverly Hills, CA. Her specialties include Surgery. Dr. Towfigh has received 6 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

30 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Shirin M Towfigh is Great. Dr. Shirin M Towfigh has been rated by 30 patients. From those 30 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Shirin M Towfigh is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Beverly Hills Hernia Center

450 N Roxbury Dr Ste 224
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Specialties

Dr. Shirin M Towfigh has the following 1 specialty

  • Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Shirin M Towfigh has the following 3 expertise

  • Surgery
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Hernia

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Best hernia expert

My appt with Dr. Towfigh was great. She has a very calm and reassuring manner. I came from out of town and sent my records and images ahead of time. She was very familiar with my case and explained everything to me and answered all of my questions. She is the top expert at all things hernia, especially chronic pain and hernia recurrence. Dr. Towfigh and her staff were great and I couldn't have been happier.

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Five Stars

Dr Towfigh performed groin neurectomy on me. By saying that it was not so easy to diagnose this condition. Dr Towfigh personally evaluated my MRI to double check if the radiology specialist is right. After a very detailed examination, which included imaging and physical tests and after reviewing all my related medical history she suggested the corrective procedure. The diagnosis was not clear 100% before the procedure but Dr Towfigh felt confident about the outcome and explained me what are the expected repair scenarios. Dr Towfigh knows all abdominal wall repair techniques and explained me that she may convert any kind of repair into another upon need even during the surgery. I felt very confident when I was going to the surgery. Dr Towfigh is also very caring doctor, which is extremely important for out-of-state patient such as me. I did this surgery about 5 years ago because the condition prevented me from participating in sport activities. Dr Towfigh only did whatever is needed without performing any additional surgical interventions, which are sometimes done by other doctors "just to secure something". The problem was solved and never stopped me from sports since the surgery was completed. I am glad that I have found Dr Towfigh and would definitely recommend her services to anyone else who has hernia or abdominal pain related issues.

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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, not patient care

This self-promoting surgeon is primarily concerned with overcharging for everything while pushing you to write a favorable Y*lp review to help her hook the next big cash fish. Don't believe the PR pieces disguised as patient reviews. She doesn't take your insurance because it allows her to fleece patients without any oversight. Expect to overpay by $20,000 plus all of the unvalidated parking for your visits. Of course she will steer you to use her surgical center to increase her profits. The insulting overcharges start with the initial consultation: $900. Folks, it's not heart or brain surgery she's performing- it's common hernia surgery done all over town for less than $5,000. She's the self-proclaimed "best". Yet, she has no actual award for being the best of anything.

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This Doctor is far and away, the best hernia surgeon in the country.

I had received a CT scan of the abdomen prior to getting a tummy tuck.The CT scan revealed I had a hernia although I had no symptoms. The doctor performing the tummy talk referred me to Dr. Towfigh. I knew nothing about hernias.and my insurance had a very high out of network deductible. I would've had to have paid for the entire surgery myself, so I looked for another surgeon who was in my network. The other surgeon had a good reputation and proceeded to describe how the hernia operation would be done. It would be an open repair during the Tummy Tuck which would add an additional 2 hours to the operation. He informed me that it would be very risky and that I would likely develop an infection or a fistula because the mesh would adhere to the bowel. The plastic surgeon could not proceed with the tummy tuck unless the hernia was repaired but the risks of repairing it terrified me. I went back to Dr.Towfigh because of her reputation for minimally invasive surgery and a leading expert in her field. I did a lot of research before I returned for my second consultation. She explained why she would be able to perform the surgery in less than an hour and that the type of mesh that she would be using would be a more natural material that tends not to stick to the bowel. More importantly, she would be able to perform the operation so that the hernia would be repaired but it would not directly make contact with my bowel. This would mean that the chances of infection and fistula would be dramatically reduced. She also explained that fistulas most often occur in individuals with a history of fistulas. and therefore it would be highly unlikely I would develop one. It is one thing to treat hernias and another to truly specialize in it. Natural mesh, is much less likely to cause infection and it also is very expensive. Her fee is not cheap, However, finding a doctor who is so skilled and uses materials that are much safer needs to be a priority when your life is at risk. The two surgeons operated together . My surgery took less than three hours compared to five hours or more had i had I seen the other general surgeon . Moreover, both surgeons were exceptional and I only had to stay in the hospital for several days.. Two weeks after my hernia repair , Dr.Towfigh. discharged me and told me I could even do sit ups to build my abdominal muscles once the drains were removed from my tummy tuck and the plastic surgeon approved, I don't know what would've happened to me had I seen the other surgeon but I suspect I would be still suffering from complications. Dr. Towfigh is one of only a few surgeons in lLos Angeles that can perform a noninvasive hernia repair. I also found her personality to be delightful and compassionate. When I was in the operating room waiting for the anesthesiologist to sedate me, Dr.Towfigh sensed I was nervous.She held my hand and smiled in the most comforting manner until I drifted off to sleep. After the operation, she made herself extremely available to me when I called her office with questions. A family member six months prior to my surgery had been diagnosed with a deep lobe tumor in her neck. She saw over six specialists all of whom would remove the deep lobe tumor through traditional open surgery. Each of these doctors predicted the same complications which included, severe pain when she ate for the rest of her life, a significant risk of permanent facial paralysis and drooling. Each of these individuals were associated with major universities and her insurance would have covered their fees. After a lot of research she came across one of the only doctors in the state who practices noninvasive surgeries for salivary glands. This surgery required two surgeons and even with her insurance it cost a lot of money. She came through the operation without any of the dire predictions made by the other doctors and is so grateful. The difference between noninvasive surgery and open surgery is significant. Dr.Towfigh is the only doctor you should see if you have a hernia and need repair.

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She is the best!

I was in pain for over a year and a half! I saw 5 doctors and 2 surgeons in IN and all of the treated me as if I was nuts. I was told by all that I DI ...

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  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2014, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

    Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
  • Accepted Insurance

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Locations & Directions

Beverly Hills Hernia Center, 450 N Roxbury Dr Ste 224, Beverly Hills, CA

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