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Keep Your Nose Clean - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - August 2018

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A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 7 5 T hey call me the Queen of Hernia Repairs. As a surgeon who specializes in com- plex hernias, I wear my crown with pride. I live, love and breathe hernias, but mostly I treat patients who've had her- nia repairs and now suf- fer a complication. These can be complex prob- lems with chronic pain. Examples include: • mesh erosion into the bladder or spermatic cord; • mesh infection, which almost always requires complete mesh removal — a tricky procedure depending on the type and size of the repair; • folded mesh (meshoma) that bunches up into a ball; and • nerve entrapment or nerve injury. The cause of the pain is rarely straightforward, but there's almost always a solution. But here's the thing. More and more patients are calling my office in search of non-mesh repairs. Thats' right. Despite The Queen of Hernia Repairs I specialize in treating patients with hernia-related complications. • THE FIXER Shirin Towfigh, MD, FACS, doing what she does best: repairing hernia-related complications.Assisting is urologist Paul Turek, MD, FACS, FRSM, an expert in men's reproductive and sexual health. Shirin Towfigh, MD, FACS Shirin Towfigh, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, Calif.

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