Medical City McKinney general 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 out, reveal itself. Many patients may try to live with a hernia, but surgery will become necessary as hernias do not heal themselves and continue to grow.

If you think you may have a hernia and would like to learn more about treatment options join Medical City McKinney, 4500 Medical Center Drive, McKinney, for a FREE Hernia Seminar on Saturday, December 9th from 10 a.m. – noon in the hospital main lobby. Please register by going to www.medicalcitymckinney.com and select “Classes and Events,” or call 1-855-296-6265.

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. Seminar will address questions for men and women. Attendees will also be able to test-drive Medical City McKinney’s newest surgical robot.

“Hernias aren’t necessarily dangerous in and of themselves,” said Dr. Lambert. “However, they don’t get better or go away on their own, and it’s possible for a hernia to lead to other health problems. 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 member of the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, which means surgeons are skilled in using leading edge surgical robots and have access to the world’s leading robotic surgery database.