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1 0 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 Shirin Towfigh, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, Calif. Are Robots Right for Hernia Repair? Robots are a good option for complex cases — and for surgeons inexperienced with laparoscopic repair. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center W hen you turn the page, you'll see a crease across my forehead and a smile across my face. That's how you can tell I just did a robotic-assisted hernia case. The crease is from leaning my forehead against the padded console as I look into the telescopes. The smile? • FASCIA-NISTA Dr. Towfigh at the controls of the da Vinci robot, which she usually reserves for complex hernia cases.

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