Offering Demonstrations of the daVinci Surgical Robot

Watertown, New York ----- The surgeons of the Samaritan Medical Center Surgery Practice will be hosting a free hernia screening on Saturday, December 9th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at their new office location in the Samaritan Medical Office Building, 826 Washington Street, Suite 106 in Watertown.

“Many people may walk around for years with a hernia and may either not know it or not want to have it evaluated,” explains Sara Cummings, Special Teams Coordinator at Samaritan Medical Center. “Many hernia repair surgeries today can be done robotically, and we have been using the daVinci for several years. By utilizing the daVinci robot, our surgeons have greater dexterity and range of motion. Oftentimes, that means a faster recovery and less pain for the patient.”

During this event, attendees will be able to learn about the benefits of minimally-invasive hernia repair using robotic-assisted technology; engage in dialogue with our surgeons; get screened if they are experiencing nausea, groin pain, or a bulge in the lower abdomen. “Test drives” and demonstrations of the robot will also be available. Light refreshments will be served.

Samaritan surgeons who perform hernia repair surgeries include Dr. Daniel Bryden, Dr. Leo Gosselin, Dr. Robert Kimball and Dr. Eduardo Barayuga. In addition to general surgery, robotically-assisted surgery is also available in urology and gynecology.

Space for this event is limited, and registration is requested. To register, or for more information, please call Samaritan Medical Center Surgery Practice at 315.755.3083.