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Need hernia help? Join the Info Session May 19

Date: 05/16/2022

EMMC-Hernia-Info-Session-(1).jpgBangor, Maine (May 16, 2022) – If there’s a new bulge or lump around your belly button or groin area, there’s a chance it might be a hernia – a weakness or defect in the wall of the abdomen or diaphragm.

In the US, about 10% of individuals will develop a hernia during their lifetime, and about one million hernias are repaired each year. They can be uncomfortable, but specialized surgeons at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center are skilled at advanced hernia repair that brings patients relief.

To help community members learn more about how minimally invasive, robotic-assisted procedures can help patients with hernia pain and symptoms, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is holding a FREE virtual information session on Thursday, May 19. The event will start at 6 pm and feature a presentation by Matthew Sharbaugh, DO, surgeon, Northern Light Surgical Specialists.

Registration is required. Community members are encouraged to register by visiting or calling 207.973.5077.