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Published on August 29, 2014

Health Series at NVSC Spotlights Advances in Cosmetic Procedures

WATERBURY, Conn. (August 29, 2014) ─ Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center (NVSC) is sponsoring a free program, “Put Your Best face Forward,” presented by Dr. Mark C. Ruchman on Tuesday, September 9, as part of the “Spotlight on Health” series at NVSC.

Dr. Ruchman will review the current state of facial aesthetics and the entire array of choices and therapies, including healthy lifestyles, fillers, neuromodulators, surgery and skin care. He will explain why today’s cosmetic surgery won’t make you look tight, pulled or scary, and how you can look refreshed, rejuvenated and best of all, real!

Dr. Ruchman, a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmic plastic surgeon, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Ruchman received his medical degree from Yale University in 1976. He completed his residency and fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He was one of the original investigators in New England for the use of Botox in the treatment of Facial Dystonia including blepharospasm, hemifacialspasm, and Meige’s Syndrome. Since 1985, he has served as the Medical Director to the Connecticut Blepharospasm Support Group.

Dr. Ruchman is a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has written and lectured extensively on various areas of ophthalmology, and was presented the Honor Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. His hospital affiliations include Saint Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital and Sharon Hospital.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program from 6 to 7 p.m. at NVSC, 160 Robbins St. in Waterbury. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Please call 203-755-6663 or email

Additional events in the “Spotlight on Health” series will include “Don’t Bat an Eye Over Excessive Tears,” by Dr. Neil Schiff and Dr. Jonathan Silbert on October 14.

Established in 1986, Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center was one of the first free-standing surgical centers in the country. Now an outpatient department of Saint Mary’s Hospital, this fully-licensed and accredited ambulatory surgical center includes seven operating rooms, three treatment rooms, a 21-bed Post Anesthesia Care Unit and dedicated pediatric recovery room. More than 135 physicians perform procedures at the center in a full range of surgical specialties. For more information, please call (203) 755-6663.

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