Free hernia screening available

Published 12:15 pm Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ephraim McDowell Health will be offering a free hernia screening in September at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Surgical experts will share information about this common, but poorly understood condition, and the latest minimally-invasive procedures using the da Vinci Surgical System.

Individuals experiencing any of the following symptoms may benefit from the screening:

Swelling, a bulge or pain in the abdomen, pelvis or groin area

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Pain or discomfort, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting

Weakness, pressure or a feeling of heaviness in your abdomen

The screening will take place on Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m. at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. The screening is free, but pre-registration is recommended by calling (859) 239-2060.