Contact: Linda J. Johnson
Phone: 716-664-8614
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Dr. Thomas Andrews Talks Robotics At Free Community Presentation April 13


Thomas Andrews, MD
Pictured, Thomas Andrews, MD, board-certified gynecologist and robotic surgeon on the medical staff at UPMC Chautauqua WCA, will present GIRL TALK, a free physician presentation on Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. Guests will learn how robotic surgery is changing the experience for patients considering a hysterectomy or affected by endometriosis.

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (Monday, April 3, 2017)—Thomas Andrews, MD, board-certified gynecologist and robotic surgeon, talks robotics during a physician seminar entitled, GIRL TALK—a  free community presentation that will be held at the UPMC Chautauqua WCA Auditorium., at 207 Foote Ave., Jamestown, on Thursday, April 13. Guests will learn how robotic surgery is changing the experience for patients considering a hysterectomy or affected by endometriosis.  First 50 guests receive a free make-up bag.

A vendor show with more than 15 interactive demonstrations begins at 6 p.m.; physician presentation starts at 7 p.m.  Registration is not required.  Parking is available in the Visitor’s Parking Lot, adjacent from the front entrance of the hospital on Foote Avenue.  Guests will meet the gynecology, robotics, bariatrics, ultrasound, and mammography health care teams of UPMC Chautauqua WCA.

“For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robotic surgery may be a treatment option,” says Dr. Thomas Andrews.  “Robotic-assisted surgery provides surgeons with an alternative to traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform.  Robotic surgery enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions and the potential benefits of shorter surgery and recovery time.”

Participants can sign-up for a free diabetes prevention workshop that starts in the month of May or take a free sleep evaluation test.  Guests will learn how to prepare an advanced health care directive and mental health counselor, Trish McClennan, will demonstrate simple mindfulness exercises that improve an individual’s mental and physical health.  In recognition of National Robotics Week, April 8 to April 16, students from Persell Middle School Robot Class will present a LEGO Robot Exhibit; and Karen Glosser, local photographer, will host a photography exhibit, “Reflections on Lake Erie”.  The UPMC Chautauqua WCA Auxiliary will present an Easter Candy Sale during the event.  Proceeds from the sale benefit the hospital.

“Join us for this special evening that is focused on you,” Linda Johnson, event coordinator, says.  “If a gynecologic condition is affecting your health and quality of life, we encourage you to attend and discover how robotic surgical options can get you back to enjoying the things you love in life.”

Attendees can enter to win an over-night stay and spa experience, compliments of Peek’n Peak Resort.  Refreshments include a healthy strawberry shortcake dessert.  For more event information, call 716-664-8614.



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