Article on Infection-fighting Hernia Mesh Sheds Light on the Importance of Innovation in Hernia Repair, Notes Beverly Hills Hernia Center

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Dr. Shirin Towfigh notes that innovations of this type are a crucial aspect of ongoing efforts to improve outcomes for patients

Dr. Towfigh is one of the nation’s few surgeons specializing in abdominal wall surgery and is widely respected in the medical community for her ability to deal with hernias and their repair.

...it is precisely these types of advances that have made hernia repair far safer and quicker to recover from than previously.

According to an article published April 14th on Bioscience Technology, researchers have devised a new type of hernia mesh that would effectively fight against common bacteria and protect against surgical site infections. The article explains that this type of hernia mesh could make the healing process from hernia repair surgery even safer and could further reduce the risk of surgery related complications. The device, developed by Memphis-based company, Ariste Medical, would be the first polypropylene-coated antimicrobial graft for open ventral hernia repair, as explained in the article. According to Dr. Shirin Towfigh of the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, who routinely pays keen attention to the latest hernia-related medical breakthroughs, this development may boost outcomes for patients undergoing open ventral hernia repair, and may even lead to other advances in the field of hernia mesh options. The Los Angeles-based hernia surgery specialist explains that it is precisely these types of advances that have made hernia repair far safer and quicker to recover from than previously. In fact, Dr. Towfigh is committed to using innovative forms of treatment to ensure that her patients receive only the best of care:

  • Laparoscopic methods – Laparoscopy allows surgeons to see much more of the part of the body they perform surgery on by utilizing a tiny camera that magnifies images. Dr. Towfigh notes that she has helped lead the way in these innovations and has taught them at some of Southern California’s most prestigious medical institutions, including USC’s Keck School of Medicine and UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. Thanks to innovative medical providers nationwide and around the world, laparoscopy is utilized by a great many surgeons to perform precise operations with fewer incisions, notes Dr. Towfigh.
  • Da Vinci robotic assistance – From repairing abdominal wall hernias to more complex hernias, Da Vinci robotic assistance is one of the latest developments in the medical sphere that allows a surgeon an unparalleled degree of precision over her instruments. This allows a surgical operation to be completed in fewer movements, lessening its impact on the patient, and resulting in a dramatic reduction in discomfort and recovery time. What’s more, by utilizing this technology in her practice, Dr. Towfigh notes that she is able to perform more advanced hernia repair operations as well as other procedures with a greater degree of ease and precision than ever before.

Dr. Towfigh is one of the nation’s few surgeons specializing in abdominal wall surgery and is widely respected in the medical community for her ability to deal with hernias, their diagnosis, and repair. For more information about the work she performs at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, about the leading medical innovations she takes part in, or to schedule a consultation with her, interested readers may give her office a call at (310) 358-5020, or visit the practice online at http://www.BeverlyHillsHerniaCenter.com.

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