News release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6/9/2017 12:00:00 AM EASTERN
Updated: 6/9/2017 10:13:13 AM EASTERN
For more information, contact Laura Shea.
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center to Provide Free Hernia Seminar and Screening

On June 20, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in its first floor outpatient surgical unit, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center will be providing a free hernia seminar and screening.  Claxton-Hepburn’s Robotic Surgeons, Dr. Michael Oakley and Dr. Noah Zuker will provide a brief presentation on hernias and the importance of screening.  Immediately following the presentation, participants will have an opportunity for a free hernia screening.  Three separate presentations will take place on the top of each hour.  Registration is required by calling the Medical Center’s community relations department at 315-713-5251.

While hernias are more common in men, women can also develop them.  Patients can experience groin pain, nausea or a bulge in the affected area.  However, some patients have no symptoms, which is why screening is so important.  Hernia care begins with proper diagnosis by a professional healthcare provider, such as a primary care physician or general surgeon.

Please join us and our surgical experts to learn about the importance of early detection of hernias, and the latest minimally invasive procedure for the repair at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center.  Your tomorrow is worth defending.