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Advocate Sherman Hospital to offer free hernia screenings in Huntley

Surgical experts at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin are offering a free hernia screening event between 4 and 7 p.m. Oct. 2 with presentations at 4:15 and 5 p.m. in the Advocate Outpatient Center at 13900 Quality Drive, Huntley.

Advocate Medical Group general surgeons Chirag Dholakia, MD, and Nicholas Kunio, MD, will conduct the free screenings and present on the common, but often misunderstood, condition. They’ll talk about common signs and symptoms and the importance of early detection.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, a screening is recommended: Swelling in the abdomen, pelvis or groin area; a bulge or pain in those areas; pain when bending over, coughing or lifting objects.

Registration is recommended for the free screenings. To register, go to advocatehealth.com/classes and click on the register for a class link. Register using class code 10NO7. Walk-ins are welcome.

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