Virtual seminar on Hernia Repair with Rapid Recovery

Howard McCollister, MD, FACS

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 seminar, “Hernia Repair and Rapid Recovery”, on Mon., Nov. 30, 6 to 6:30 p.m., with a 30-minute presentation and time for questions and answers. Dr. Howard McCollister, general surgeon, 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. 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.”

The seminar will be presented live on the Facebook page for Riverwood Healthcare Center. Those who watch the presentation will have an opportunity to ask questions of Dr. McCollister. Watch for online promotion of this event on the Riverwood Facebook page.

In addition to Dr. McCollister, four other general surgeons–Dr. Tim LeMieur, Dr. Andrew Loveitt, Dr. Shawn Roberts and Dr. Paul Severson—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 recording 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.


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