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Saint Joseph Hospital to Discuss Importance of Hernia Screenings
During Informational Seminar
Free hernia screenings to be offered during seminar
Lexington, Ky. (May 24, 2017) – Saint Joseph Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, is helping educate the community on the importance of hernia screenings, by hosting a free seminar on Thursday, June 8 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. The event will take place at Saint Joseph Hospital in the Blakely Auditorium, located at 1 Saint Joseph Drive.
Guest speakers for the hernia seminar are Matthew Bailey, MD and Richard Montgomery, MD, both with Lexington Clinic. The surgeons will discuss the condition, common causes, symptoms and treatment options. Hernias are more common in men, but can also develop in women. Patients can experience nausea, groin pain or a bulge. However, some patients have no symptoms, so hernia screenings are important.
Hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, and each year, about 750,000 people across the country have hernia repairs. During the seminar, community members can learn about the benefits of minimally-invasive hernia surgery and participate in a hands-on demonstration of the da Vinci Xi robot. The advanced robotic technology, used for minimally invasive surgery, allows surgeons to perform the most complex and delicate surgical procedures through very small incisions. This allows for shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries and minimal scarring.
In observance of June being Hernia Awareness Month, following Drs. Bailey and Montgomery’s presentation, community members in attendance can receive a free, private hernia screening.
Space is limited for this free hernia seminar. To register, call 859.313.2604, or visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org/hernia-seminar. Light refreshments will be provided.
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