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A hernia is a condition where a person has part of their organ protruding through an opening in the surrounding muscle wall. It is estimated that thousands of Americans have untreated and undiagnosed hernias. If left untreated, hernias can cause unnecessary pain and/or lead to further health problems.

To combat this problem, a free educational event is being offered on Wednesday, October 30th for attendees to learn about the signs and symptoms of hernias, the importance of early detection, and the treatment options available at Kearney Regional Medical Center, including robotic-assisted surgery.

The event will take place from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Platte Valley Medical Group Atrium (north side of the Kearney Regional Medical Center campus).

Attendees will meet Kearney Regional Medical Center’s team of board-certified general surgeons while enjoying light refreshments in a casual atmosphere. Physicians will answer questions about surgical and non-surgical options for hernia repair, including associated risks and benefits. They will also showcase Kearney Regional’s new DaVinci Xi surgical system and have a Q&A session about robotic surgery.

No RSVP is required. For questions or more information, please call 308-455-3738.