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Hernia Complications are Simplified with Dr. Towfigh

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SOURCE Beverly Hills Hernia Center

Thanks to the skill of Dr. Towfigh at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, the risk of suffering from dangerous hernia complications are greatly reduced.

LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As burdensome as a hernia can be, the long-term, potentially severe hernia complications can prove far worse. That's why it's important for those suffering from a hernia – or even those who are at high risk of developing a hernia make an appointment for hernia surgery from a committed, highly skilled professional like Dr. Shirin Towfigh at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center. Throughout the western United States, Dr. Towfigh is the only surgeon whose work is entirely dedicated to providing hernia pain relief to sufferers of abdominal wall hernias and their complications. Her goal is to always prevent hernias – and their complications – before surgery is needed.

Potential complications of a hernia can include:

  • Pressure on surrounding areas – If not repaired surgically, most inguinal hernias will grow bigger over time. Large hernias can put pressure on surrounding tissues, and in men, large hernias can cause pain and swelling in the scrotum.
  • Incarcerated hernia – If the omentum (a layer that surrounds abdominal organs) or a loop of intestine becomes trapped in the weak point in the abdominal wall, it can obstruct the bowel. This issue can lead to severe pain, nausea, vomiting and the inability to have a bowel movement.
  • Strangulation – In some cases, an incarcerated hernia might cut off blood flow to part of the intestine. Strangulation can actually lead to the death of the affected bowel tissue. This can be a life-threatening issue, and always requires immediate surgery by a true hernia specialist.

While surgery for a hernia can be an effective solution to the medical malady, it can also lead to complications if performed by an unexperienced surgeon. One of the most common complications of hernia surgery is recurrence. Occurring in about 1 to 10% of hernia repair patients, recurrent hernia is simply a reappearance of a hernia where a previous surgery was performed. Patients can reduce the risk of recurrent hernias by controlling modifiable risk factors, including chronic cough, constipation, smoking and obesity.

However, the best bet for avoiding recurrent hernia or other complications is to seek out a dedicated, world-class specialist like Dr. Towfigh. She holds various leadership positions at national surgical societies, including the American Hernia Society, American College of Surgeons and others, and her expertise has led to an extremely low complication rate from her patients.

Suffering from a hernia can be a challenge for anyone, yet the pain and discomfort can be alleviated quickly and efficiently with early detection and treatment from Dr. Towfigh at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center. To learn more about potential hernia complications or treatment for a hernia, Dr. Towfigh and her committed team at 310-358-5020. You can also learn more about her approach to hernias via her website at www.BeverlyHillsHerniaCenter.com.

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