Article on Mosquito Netting for Hernia Treatment Highlights a Glowing Example of Innovative Medicine, notes Dr. Shirin Towfigh.

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Commenting on the recent article, the Beverly Hills hernia expert notes that the use of mosquito netting in developing nations underscores the kind of thoughtful innovation which can benefit patients in more advanced areas.

Mosquito netting is now being used for hernia repair in the developing world

According to Dr. Shirin Towfigh...this new study has highlighted a remarkable new way for millions of people to get the hernia treatment they need.

According to a recent article published January 13th on Reuters, a new study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine tested the safety and efficacy of using mosquito netting in place of modern hernia mesh with promising results. While the use of hernia mesh has been covered previously, this new study confirms the prior research and it is expected to arouse great interest in the medical community. After tracking hernia surgery patients for one year after their operations, the study coordinators found that there was no significant difference in terms of complications between the group that had specially designed hernia mesh and mosquito mesh. According to the article, the use of mosquito netting in place of specifically designed mesh is already widespread, but its safety had not yet been fully confirmed. According to Dr. Shirin Towfigh of the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, who routinely pays keen attention to the latest hernia-related medical breakthroughs, this new study has highlighted a remarkable new way for millions of people to get the hernia treatment they need. While this won’t directly impact the choice of meshes used in medically advanced countries such as the United States, it is an encouraging development for patients in developing countries. The Beverly Hills-based surgeon also notes that the kind of innovative thinking that led to the use of mosquito netting can also lead to great benefits for patients here in the U.S. Dr. Towfigh notes just a few of the of the innovations she has utilized throughout her professional career:

  • Laparoscopic surgery – Thanks to this minimally invasive procedure, most patients are able to recover from hernia surgery faster than ever. Dr. Towfigh of the Beverly Hills Hernia Center has been a leader in using the very latest in laparoscopic surgery for quite some time. As a teacher, she has trained medical students, residents, and fellows in the procedure at the USC Keck School of Medicine, LA County + USC Hospital, and the Morris Cancer Center, establishing this procedure as a modern standard in hernia care.
  • Da Vinci Robotic Assistance – While someone may hear the term “robotic” and imagine something fully automated, this breakthrough actually allows the doctor previously unachievable control over his or her instruments. This allows the surgery to be completed in fewer movements, lessening its impact on the patient, and leading to even shorter recovery times. Dr. Towfigh notes that with this technology, she can perform more advanced hernia related procedures with ease, including tummy tucks, as well as dealing with pregnancy related complications. Although laparoscopic surgery has become the standard in surgical hernia repair, Dr. Towfigh’s commitment to innovation and the very highest level of patient care compels her to use the very latest and best options at all times.

At the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, Dr. Towfigh is an expert when it comes to all mesh options, including their respective benefits and risks. For more information about the work she does at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, or to schedule a consultation, prospective patients may call (310) 358-5020, or visit the practice online at

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