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It depends on what you mean by “good”. They both do laparoscopic procedures so their hernia repair method is very likely based on the use of mesh. Dr. Panait seems to be very active in research so is probably very aware of the latest issues in the field, but he is also very active in new technology like robotic-assisted surgery.
His web page has a lot and he has a Youtube channel. He holds positions in the Americas Hernia Society. Dr. Towfigh probably knows him. If you see him you will almost certainly get a synthetic mesh repair. He also does mesh removal (of course).
One of his videos shows robotics removal of a mesh plug followed by immediate placement of a large piece of flat mesh. It was a recurrence.