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Hernia Surgeon Trusted by Thousands

  • Robotic & Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Low Risk Minimally-Invasive Surgery
  • Immediate Relief of Your Pain
  • Board-certified Surgeon
  • No-obligation Consultation
  • Financing Available
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21250 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503

    Hernia Surgeon Trusted by Thousands

    Immediate Hernia Pain Relief
    Call Now: (310) 326-3062

    We Treat Most Hernia Types

    Hiatal Hernia

    Hiatal Hernia

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    Inguinal Hernia

    Inguinal Hernia

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    Umbilical Hernia

    Umbilical Hernia

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    Incisional Hernia

    Incisional Hernia

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    Femoral Hernia

    Femoral Hernia

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    Epigastric Hernia

    Epigastric Hernia

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    Spigelian Hernia

    Spigelian Hernia

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    Sports Hernia

    Sports Hernia

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    Meet Your Hernia Surgeon

    Ramin M. Roohipour, MD, FACS

    Dr. Ramin Roohipour is a board certified general surgeon who is fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive, Metabolic & Endocrine Surgery. In 2014 Dr. Roohipour performed the First Robotic Single Site, Extra-Peritoneal Bilateral Inguinal Hernia Surgery (Single Incision Robotic TEP) in the United States.

    • General Surgery Residency: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center
    • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive & Metabolic Surgery: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    • Colorectal Clinical Research Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Florida and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    • Board-certified by American Board of Surgery
    • Member of American College of Surgeons (ACS)
    • Member of Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
    • Member of American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS)
    • Member of American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)

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    Our Hernia Repair Techniques

    Laparoscopic Surgery

    Small incisions are made and plastic tubes called ports are placed through. A camera and thin instruments are then introduced through the ports to access the inside of the patient.

    Robotic Surgery

    In robotic surgery, surgeon makes tiny incisions in body and inserts miniaturized instruments and a camera. Surgeon manipulates those instruments from a nearby computer console.

    Mesh Procedures

    In this method surgeon uses a synthetic or biologic sheet, called mesh, as either a permanent or temporary support for organs and other tissues during surgery.

    Open Surgery

    Open hernia surgery is performed for large and complex cases, a single long incision is made in the groin. If the hernia is bulging out of the abdominal wall, the bulge is pushed back into place.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What Are Hernia Symptoms and Signs?2017-06-15T21:05:04-07:00

    Most commonly, people with hernias notice a lump or tenderness and pressure or pain upon bending, coughing, or straining. For a person with no symptoms, the doctor may discover a lump in the groin or abdomen during a medical exam. Other symptoms of a hernia include the following:

    • A heavy feeling in the groin or abdomen
    • Pain and swelling in the scrotum (men)
    • Pain with a bowel movement or during urination
    • Pain when lifting or moving something heavy
    • Pain later in the day, especially if you have been standing a lot
    When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for a Hernia?2017-06-15T21:15:28-07:00

    If a person discovers a hernia or has symptoms that suggest he or she might have a hernia, the person should consult a doctor. Hernias, even those that ache, if they are not tender and easy to reduce (push back into the abdomen), are not surgical emergencies, but all hernias have the potential to become serious. If you already have a hernia and it suddenly becomes painful, tender, and irreducible (cannot be pushed it back inside), you should go to the emergency department. Strangulation (cut off blood supply) of intestine within the hernia sac can lead to gangrenous (dead) bowel in as little as six hours.

    What Is the Difference Between Robotic & Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery?2017-06-26T08:41:18-07:00

    Laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery are both minimally invasive. The major difference between laparoscopic and robotic surgeries is that robotic surgery allows the surgeon more precision in the areas that needed. Overall, the outcome of robotic and laparoscopic procedures are similar.

    Is Hernia Surgery Done as Outpatient?2017-06-26T08:41:40-07:00

    Most hernia repair surgeries on adults and healthy children can be done on an outpatient basis. Outpatient surgeries provides quicker ambulation and discharge. Complex hernias and hernia repairs in high risk patients are preferably done in hospital setting.

    How Soon Can I Resume Work after a Hernia Repair?2017-06-26T08:42:11-07:00

    Depending on your occupation, full recovery from hernia surgery may take anywhere from one to six weeks. How soon you can return to work depends on the kind of work you do. If you have a very strenuous job or one that requires heavy lifting, it may take somewhere from 4 to 6 weeks before you can perform your duties without restriction. On the other hand, if you have a desk job, you may be back to work in as little as two to three days. Always ask your doctor for advice on when to return to work and resume your normal daily activities.

    How Much Does a Hernia Repair Cost?2018-07-31T22:00:21-07:00

    Most hernia surgeries are considered medical necessity and covered by most insurances. For patients without insurance, financial assistance is available through independent financial institutions. For further information, please call our office at (310) 326-3062 or email us at info@torrancesurgical.com.

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    Patient Testimonials

    Out of 18 Ratings

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    Out of 20 Reviews

    A year and a half after my first hernia surgery I needed the other side done. I went again to Dr. Ramin because the first repair went so well. This second one went as smoothly. He is great to work with and very careful. I only needed over the counter painkillers the next morning. Following instructions, I started walking outside the next day and was doing 3 miles by the third day (I’m a runner). After 6 days I was gently jogging and then back to a full pace about ten days after. I would recommend Dr. Ramin to anyone along with the Torrance Hernia Center where the operation was done. A great surgeon and a wonderful facility.

    Jasmine Lewis

    My story starts with being tired of feeling bad and taking pill after pill and never feeling any real relief. I had a hernia that gave me the blues, overweight, acid reflux and lots of other annoying physical ailments due to being overweight. While I greatly appreciate Dr. Rohiipoor’s knowledge as a physician and surgeon, it is his human spirit and compassion that really touched my life. My surgery went well, no issues at all. He came by to see how I was doing every day I was in the hospital and I have to tell you his happy attitude brighten my day. If anything at all was bothering me, he took care of it. My appointments are like visiting with an old friend – he is kind, caring, and a wonderful person. He has good suggestions and I always feel good after seeing him.

    Andrew Wolff

    Our Difference

    Award-winning Physician

    Dr. Roohipour is board-certified & fellowship-trained specialist with years of experience in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

    Fast Recovery

    We ensure the best outcome is met the quickest recovery without compromising the safety.

    Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery

    Torrance Hernia Center is the pioneer of robotic & Laparoscopic hernia surgery in South Bay.

    Financial Options

    We accept most PPO insurances. We also collaborate with several health financial services if you are not insured. Learn More.

    Torrance Hernia Center

    21250 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 430
    Torrance, CA 90503 (map)

    Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8am–5pm

    Free Parking Available

    Complimentary consultation with PPO Insurances only. Terms and conditions apply. Please inquire before your consultation.

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