Medical City McKinney surgeon to discuss hernia treatment options

Hernias can be slow to show themselves – a little discomfort and pain – before obvious symptoms like an abnormal protrusion, or bulging area, are visible. Many patients may try to live with a hernia, but surgery typically become necessary because hernias do not heal themselves and continue to grow.

The public is invited to learn more about treatment options for hernia at a FREE Hernia Seminar at  Medical City McKinney, 4500 Medical Center Drive, McKinney, on Thursday, February 28 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Classroom 3-4.  Register at www.medicalcitymckinney.com and select “Classes and Events,” or call 1-855-296-6265. Lunch will be provided.

David Lambert, MD, a general surgeon on staff at Medical City McKinney, will present information on the different types of hernias, treatment options, including minimally invasive robotic surgery, and recovery expectations. The seminar will address questions for men and women. Attendees will also be able to test-drive Medical City McKinney’s newest surgical robot.

“Hernias can lead to other health problems,” said Dr. Lambert. “They don’t get better or go away on their own. For this reason, surgery to repair the opening in the muscle wall that is painful or becoming larger is the only solution.”

Medical City McKinney is a 260-bed, acute care hospital that offers comprehensive services including a Level III trauma center, cardiovascular, neurological services, general surgery, orthopedics, women’s services, a neonatal intensive care unit and psychiatric services. Medical City McKinney is a primary stroke center, a stroke rehabilitation center and an accredited chest pain center. Medical City ER Stonebridge, located at Custer and Hwy 380, is Medical City McKinney’s off-campus emergency room. Medical City McKinney is part of Medical City Healthcare. For more information: www.medicalcitymckinney.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.