Doctors offer free hernia screening

TROY — Miami County Surgeons will offer free hernia screenings, Sept. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m., in their offices at the UVMC Physician Office Building, Suite 214, 3130 N. County Road 25A, Troy.

The screenings are for anyone who may suspect a hernia or those who have a hernia and are questioning if it is time for surgery.

Hernias can cause groin pain, nausea or a bulge in the area affected. Some people do not have symptoms, which makes screening important.

Surgeons L. Stewart Lowry and Zachary L. Simmons will perform the screenings and provide consultation. A full physical exam will be performed, and gowns will be provided.

Registration is required, and time slots will be limited. Early registration is suggested.

To register, call 866-608-3463. For information, visit

Staff report