Free seminar on hernia repair

Are you living with a hernia? Hernia symptoms include outward bulging of the skin, groin discomfort or tenderness, abdominal wall discomfort or swelling, pain in the abdomen, pelvis, or groin.

To learn more, attend a free dinner seminar Wed., Nov. 6, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center, room C & D, in Aitkin. Dr. Shawn Roberts will present options for hernia repair, including minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery.

A light meal will be served at no cost. Registration is required. To RSVP, call Riverwood’s events line at 218-927-5188 or email

Five general surgeons—Dr. Andrew Loveitt, Dr. Tim LeMieur, Dr. Howard McCollister, Dr. Shawn Roberts and Dr. Paul Severson—offer hernia care and repair with the da Vinci® Xi System, a leading-edge robotic surgical system at Riverwood Healthcare Center. Learn more at, click Hernia Repair.

If you can’t attend the seminar and would like to schedule a hernia screening exam, call Riverwood’s specialty clinic in Aitkin at (218) 927-5566.