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NEW ENDOSCOPIC HERNIA REPAIR TECHNIQUE TO BE INTRODUCED TO NEW YORK SURGEONS

 NEW ENDOSCOPIC HERNIA REPAIR TECHNIQUE
 TO BE INTRODUCED TO NEW YORK SURGEONS
 The 11,000 hernias repaired in New York last year will be addressed as a new endoscopic hernia repair technique is introduced to 100 New York surgeons on Saturday, Feb. 29.
 This revolutionary approach to hernia repair significantly reduces post-operative pain, complications and speeds recovery time, allowing patients to return to work in less than a week (versus three to four weeks with conventional surgery) following a one-day hospital stay.
 WHAT: "New Frontiers in Endosurgery"
 WHEN: Feb. 29, 1992
 WHERE: New York Hilton and Towers
 INTERVIEWS: Mark Reiner, MD, FACS, a leading New York-based surgeon who is leading the introduction of this procedure in the New York area, is available for interviews during the week of Feb. 24 to discuss the techniques of endoscopic surgery and the widespread acceptance of this procedure by surgeons and patients.
 B-Roll footage and line art of the endoscopic surgery procedure is available.
 CONTACT: Alison Minaglia of Ruder-Finn, 212-715-1568, for Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson & Johnson company.
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