Friday, February 26, 2010

Sentara Potomac Hospital Offers Free Spine Seminar

If you are considering surgery to relieve your back pain or if you suffer from chronic neck or back pain, recurrent pain, or leg or sciatica pain, you’ll want to attend this free seminar.

Removing herniated discs and other common back operations can now be performed using minimally invasive techniques. Orthopedic Surgeon Paymaun Lotfi, M.D., will discuss these new procedures, which are more precise, cause less damage to the surrounding tissue and require much smaller incisions. That means faster recoveries and shorter hospital stays for patients.

Most back pain is temporary and treatable with medicines or physical therapy. But for some, surgery is the best course, particularly when less invasive techniques can be used.

New Advances in Spinal Surgery:
Minimally Invasive Techniques and Beyond

When: Wednesday, April 7, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sentara Potomac Hospital, Hylton Education Center
Registration: Free! Registration is required. To register call Sentara Potomac Hospital’s Health Connection at (703) 221-2500 or register online at