Article on Origami-Inspired Engineering Sheds Light on Importance of Surgeons’ Dedication to Innovation

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Commenting on the recent article, the Beverly Hills-based hernia specialist notes that efforts towards more minimally invasive technology highlight the strong commitment to innovation and patient care that she advocates.

Two medical engineering professors at Brigham Young University have applied the principles of the exacting Japanese art of origami into their engineering developments.

Dr. Towfigh is highly recognized for her ability to deal with hernias, their diagnosis, and repair in the most effective way possible.

According to an article published March 9th on Becker’s Healthcare, two medical engineering professors at Brigham Young University have applied the principles of the exacting Japanese art of origami into their engineering developments. The author of the article notes that the professors’ aim is to develop surgical technology that will allow for the smallest possible incisions in order to accommodate surgeons’ needs. One of the professors notes that, “we’re creating devices that can be inserted into a tiny incision and then deployed inside the body to carry out a specific surgical function.”

Beverly Hills based hernia surgeon and specialist Shirin Towfigh M.D., F.A.C.S, notes that these kind of forward-thinking developments underline her approach toward hernia repair and surgery. By making use of the latest state of the art techniques such as laparoscopy and the da Vinci robotic assistance system, she explains that, not only is she witnessing truly impressive results in using this technology, but her patients are enjoying an even higher level of care and recovering from surgery faster than previously possible. As an early adopter of the da Vinci system, Dr. Towfigh notes that she applauds and supports surgeons and medical technology engineers who take steps to make surgical procedures as minimally invasive as possible.

The idea behind minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Towfigh explains, is that, if surgery has a lessened degree of impact on the body, patients will experience far less discomfort and be back on their feet much more quickly after the procedure than by using traditional methods. Laparoscopic approaches have long been the gold standard in this area, but the new da Vinci robotic system has made it possible to decrease the size of incisions even further. The hernia surgery specialist adds that, many people associate robotic assistance with a sort of automated, computer controlled process – but this is far from the truth. In fact, she explains, the surgeon performs every movement and action herself; she is simply assisted by technology that allows her an unparalleled degree of precision. She explains that da Vinci robotic assistance has been an outstanding surgical tool for a great many types of hernia repair, as well as many other types of procedures.    

Dr. Towfigh is highly recognized for her ability to deal with hernias, their diagnosis, and repair in the most effective way possible. For more information about the work she performs at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, about the leading edge, state of the art medical developments she takes part in, or to schedule a consultation with her, interested readers and prospective patients may give the hernia center a call at (310) 358-5020, or visit the practice online at http://www.BeverlyHillsHerniaCenter.com.

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