CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson Health Expo Set For April 30

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The da Vinci Si Surgical System will be at the CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson Health Expo for demonstrations.  Guests will be able to sit at the surgeon console (L) and work through a simulation using the robotic instruments on the patient cart (R).
The da Vinci Si Surgical System will be at the CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson Health Expo for demonstrations. Guests will be able to sit at the surgeon console (L) and work through a simulation using the robotic instruments on the patient cart (R).

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.
 
Screenings include:

•         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.
 



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