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Free virtual hernia screening coming to UR Thompson May 4

UR Medicine Thompson Health is hosting a free Virtual Hernia Screening Clinic on Wednesday, May 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will feature four general surgeons from Thompson Health Advanced Surgical Services, which is a part of F.F. Thompson Hospital. Dr. A. David Peter, Dr. Joseph Talarico, Dr. Theodor Kaufman and Dr. Andrew Powers will perform private, virtual screenings of participants.

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To register for a screening – to be held via Zoom – call Advanced Surgical Services at  (585) 978-8350. Space is limited, with a registration deadline of May 3.

Prior to the screenings, participants are encouraged to view a video presentation at The presentation features hernia causes and symptoms, as well as the benefits of minimally-invasive surgery using daVinci® robotic-assisted technology.

In 2017, F.F. Thompson Hospital became the first in the state to be named a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery™ by the independent, nonprofit Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). The SRC also named the hospital a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery™, and both Peter and Talarico are designated by the SRC as Master Surgeons™ for hernia surgery and for robotic surgery as well.

For more information, contact Lisa Rinaldo, 585-978-8350 or [email protected].