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Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center to Provide Free Hernia Seminar and Screening

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Contact: Laura Shea

On April 7, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.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 offer a brief presentation on hernias and the importance of detection. Immediately following the presentation, participants will have an opportunity for a free hernia screening. To register, call the Medical Center’s community relations department at 315-713-5251 or visit our exhibit at the Ogdensburg EXPO on March 23-25, where will also be signing up people for the free screening.

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 our surgical experts and us 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.