Health Education

Free Hernia Screening

Hernia Screening


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Most hernias aren’t life threatening, but they don’t go away on their own. Without treatment they can become more painful and sometimes require surgery. 

Sacred Heart Hospital Emerald Coast (SHHEC) is conducting a free hernia-screening event on Tuesday, April 9, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the hospital’s Medical Office Building (MOB). The MOB is located adjacent to Sacred Heart Hospital at 7800 U.S. Hwy. 98, West, Miramar Beach, FL, 32550.

Dr. William Haney will perform screenings for hernias of the groin and abdomen and discuss treatment options if appropriate. He is a board-certified and skilled general surgeon with 21st Century Oncology. Follow-up appointment scheduling will be available at the event if needed.

There will be educational information available throughout the event to learn about the signs and symptoms of a hernia, the importance of early detection and the latest minimally invasive procedure for repair available. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on demonstration of Sacred Heart’s newest robotic-assisted technology, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System which will be on-site for the event. The da Vinci Xi robotic surgery system is currently used at SHHEC across a wide spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures in the following specialty areas: general surgery (such as gallbladder, hernia repair and colon procedures), gynecologic surgery and, in the future, urologic surgery.

If your class required payment, a refund will be given if a cancellation request is received 2 business days (48 hours) prior to the start of the class/program. A full refund will be given for any class cancelled by the site.