Education & Seminars

TIF Talk with Dr. Paul Severson

Reflux and heartburn symptoms are often triggered by consuming certain foods (chocolate, wine, fried or spicy foods etc.), beverages (coffee, wine, beer, sodas), or doing simple activities (exercise, sleeping), and living under any level of stress. The Minnesota Reflux and Heartburn Center at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin now offers the TIF (transoral incisionless fundoplication) procedure—a safe, effective and incisionless intervention to treat chronic heartburn and reflux. The TIF procedure is performed from inside the patient’s stomach without incisions.  This approach uses a device to reconstruct the reflux valve to restore the body’s natural protection against refluxing stomach contents.

Learn more by watching the video below and visiting our Relux & Heartburn page.

Virtual Hernia Seminar with Dr. Howard McCollister

Hernia symptoms include outward bulging of the skin, groin discomfort or tenderness, abdominal wall discomfort or swelling, pain in the abdomen, pelvis, or groin. Learn more about how hernias and how they can be repaired and options for hernia repair, including minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery. “With a robotic-assisted hernia surgery, there is less operative trauma with only three tiny incisions, plus less pain and less need for pain medication,” said Dr. McCollister. “The end result is that patients can return to work and the activities they enjoy much sooner than if they had an open procedure with larger incisions.”

Learn more by watching the seminar below and visiting our Hernia page.

2020 Prenatal Classes

All classes meet at Riverwood Healthcare Center at 200 Bunker Hill Drive in Aitkin. To register, call
Riverwood Education at (218) 927-5552. Each session offers a series of five consecutive classes for
expecting parents.

Summer Session (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
June 30, July 7, 14, 21 & 28

Early Fall Session (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Late Fall Session (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
November 3, 10, 17 & 24, December 1