St. Mary Mercy Hospital Medical Director of Gynecological Robotic Surgery, Paul Makela, MD, will be hosting seminars discussing “Women and Pelvic Health.” The upcoming seminar date options include 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, and 6 to 8 p.m Tuesday, March 12 at Roma Banquets, 32550 Cherry Hill Road, Garden City.
Approximately one-third of U.S. women will have a pelvic health problem by age 60. Common symptoms include pelvic pain or discomfort, frequent urination or leakage, and abnormally heavy periods. These conditions worsen with age and are associated with pregnancy, childbirth or being overweight as these influences weaken and stretch muscles that support your pelvic organs. Dr. Makela will discuss overall pelvic health, recognizing symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, abnormally heavy menstrual periods and uterine fibroids.
Dr. Makela is one of a select group of surgeons who have special training using the daVinci® Surgical System, a sophisticated robotic platform designed to enable surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures. The daVinci Surgical System uses vary small incisions and enables surgeons to maneuver instrumentation with precise control. Patients who undergo a daVinci surgery for pelvic pain typically experience shorter operation times, shorter hospital stay and minimal scarring.
The seminar is free but registration is required. To register, please call 734-655-1980. Refreshments and giveaways will be provided.