Hernia repair and rapid recovery

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 about how hernias and how they can be repaired, attend a virtual video seminar, “Hernia Repair and Rapid Recovery”, on Tues., June 16, 12 to 1 p.m., with a 30-minute presentation and another 30 minutes for questions and answers. Dr. Andrew Loveitt and Dr. Paul Severson, general surgeons, will present 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. Loveitt. “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.”

Register in advance for this webinar at https://rwhealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uQNTicV_SIGOVC4dxQ1q5g
Those who register will get an email with sign-in information to participate via computer or phone.

In addition to Dr. Loveitt and Dr. Severson, three other general surgeons–Dr. Tim LeMieur, Dr. Howard McCollister and Dr. Shawn Roberts—also offer hernia repair with the da Vinci® Xi System, a leading-edge robotic surgical system at Riverwood Healthcare Center. Learn more at www.RiverwoodHealthcare.org, click Hernia Repair.

If you are unable to view the seminar at the scheduled time and would like the recorded video link sent to you, email healthyliving@rwhealth.org

To schedule a hernia screening exam, call Riverwood’s specialty clinic in Aitkin at (218) 927-5566.

Riverwood COVID-19 Hotline: 844-428-1323.
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