Free hernia educational seminar and screening Jan. 22 in Canton

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Hernia surgery with da Vinci

Beaumont surgeons to discuss latest hernia treatment options

Are you, or someone you know, living with pain and discomfort in the lower abdomen? Even if you are unsure, but have symptoms, come to the free hernia educational seminar and screening, Monday, Jan. 22 from 6 - 8 p.m. at 6300 North Haggerty Road, Canton.

Hernias, even those that ache, if they are not tender and easily pushed back into the abdomen, are not necessarily surgical emergencies, but all have the potential to become serious.

If left untreated, your hernia may grow and become more painful. A portion of your intestine could become trapped in the abdominal wall. This can obstruct your bowel and cause severe pain, nausea or constipation.

Serious complications from a hernia can result from the trapping of tissues in the hernia. Trapped tissues may have their blood supply cut off, leading to damage or death of the tissue. The treatment of this usually involves surgery. The rupture of an abdominal hernia leads to emergency surgery.

Join Beaumont surgeons Edward Mavashev, M.D., Daniel Bacal, M.D., and Nathan LaFayette, M.D., to hear about the latest hernia treatment options, including minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci robotic technique, which would allow you to recover quickly and get back to doing the things you love. Also, learn what you can do to relieve hernia-related symptoms, such as nausea, pain or discomfort in the groin area and a bulge or pressure in the lower abdomen. Be sure to get a free hernia screening as well.

Register online for Beaumont’s free hernia seminar and screening.