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Published on March 04, 2014

Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center Hosts New Health Series

WATERBURY, Conn. (March 4, 2014) ─ Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center is hosting a free health series, “Spotlight on Health,” beginning Tuesday, March 11 with “Don’t Shoulder Your Pain!” If you or a loved one is tired of living with shoulder pain, please join Loel Payne, MD, an orthopedic shoulder specialist with NVSC and Orthopaedics New England, for this informative discussion about the causes of shoulder pain. Dr. Payne will discuss treatment options for arthritis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis and instability, including surgical and non-surgical ways to eliminate that persistent pain.

Loel Payne, MDDr. Payne holds a BSE in biomedical engineering from Duke University and received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina. He completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Yale University School of Medicine and a fellowship in shoulder surgery and sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

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 Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center, 160 Robbins Street in Waterbury. Reservations are required.  Please call (203) 709-6663 or email mary.campion@stmh.org by Monday, March 10.

Additional events in the “Spotlight on Health” series will include “Update on Menopause” by Melissa Pearlstone, M.D., on Tuesday, April 8; “Changing the Face of Sinusitis” by Mahesh Bhaya, M.D., on Tuesday, May 13, and “Update on Hepatitis C” by Ronald Zlotoff, M.D., on Tuesday, June 10.

Established in 1986, Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center was one of the first free-standing surgical centers in the country. Now a 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) 709-6663.

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