CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson will host a Health Expo on Monday, April 30 from 4-7 p.m. The community is invited to join them for a variety of health education, screenings and demonstrations.
Attendees will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with the da Vinci Surgical System, the same robotic-assisted surgery technology their surgeons use. "Sit in the surgeon’s chair, peer into a magnified 3D high-definition, and use your wrist and fingers to operate the robotic instruments," officials said.
• Lung CT scans on the Breathe.Easy. mobile lung CT coach (appointment recommended; walk-ons welcome)
• Mammography screenings on the mobile mammography coach (appointment recommended; walk-ons welcome)
• Bone density screening
• Mole patrol skin checks by Susong Dermatology (appointment needed)
• Blood pressure and pulse screening
• Balance screening – CHI Memorial Physical Therapy
To schedule a screening at the CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson Health Expo, call 423-495-7101.
Physician discussions include:
• John Chrostowski, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon
o Getting Active: preventing spring orthopedic injuries
• Christina Parkhurst, M.D., general surgeon
o Understanding minimally invasive robotic surgery
• Roger Land, M.D., general surgeon
o Laparoscopic and robotic hernia repair – what you need to know
• James Lovette, M.D. – general surgeon
o Stop the Bleed: using a field tourniquet to save a life
• Robert Jean, M.D., general surgery
o Keeping gallbladder disease simple
• Fredrick Bossert, M.D., gynecology
o Female urinary incontinence: not part of normal aging
• Rob Headrick, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon
o Lung cancer: know the signs and symptoms
• Mike Veale, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon
o Managing osteoarthritis
• Eric Nelson, M.D., colon and rectal surgeon –
o How to avoid surgery
Educational booths include MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, Team Orthopaedics, North Park OB/GYN, CHI Memorial nutritional services, CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute, Susong Dermatology, USA Surgery and da Vinci surgical system: minimally invasive robotics demonstration.
CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson is located at 2051 Hamill Road in Hixson.