UT Health Center will sponsor a free seminar about hernias on Nov. 29 in Tyler

Monday, November 20, 2006

Do you suffer from a hernia or think you might have one? You can have your questions answered at a free seminar sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Potpourri House, 3320 Troup Highway in Tyler.

The informative seminar runs from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and includes a complimentary lunch, said UTHSCT special events coordinator Dexter Jones.

John Aucar, MD, UTHSCT’s chief of surgery, will talk about hernia symptoms and what can be done to treat them, Jones said. Dr. Aucar is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons, a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and is board certified in surgery.

A hernia occurs when the contents of a body cavity bulge out of the area where they are normally contained.

Signs and symptoms of a hernia include:

  • a painful lump;
  • a painful, tender, swollen protrusion of tissue that you are unable to push back into the abdomen.

Seating for the seminar is limited, and reservations are required. To register for the seminar, call (903) 877-7075. For more information.

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