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Thompson Health to host free hernia screening clinic on October 4

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UR Medicine Thompson Health surgeons will offer a free hernia screening clinic in Canandaigua on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Thompson’s independent living community, Ferris Hills at West Lake on Peg Rayburn Drive. 

Drs. A. David Peter and Joseph Talarico are master surgeons with Advanced Surgical Services at F.F. Thompson Hospital, designated a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery and Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the independent, non-profit Surgical Review Corporation. They will be joined at the screening by robotic-certified general surgeons Dr. Andrew Powers and Dr. Brad Hensley, also of Advanced Surgical Services.

In addition to meeting one-on-one with attendees to perform private screenings, the surgeons will answer questions about hernia causes and symptoms, as well as discuss the benefits of minimally-invasive surgery using daVinci® robotic-assisted technology. Those attending the clinic can also participate in a hands-on demonstration of the daVinci surgical robot.

Interested individuals can register at

There is no fee; however, space is limited and slots will be filled on a first-registered, first-served basis. For more information, email  [email protected] or call 585-396-6375.