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Published on May 30, 2014

New Health Series at Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center Puts Spotlight on Possible Cures for Hepatitis C

WATERBURY, Conn. (May 30, 2014) ─ Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center is sponsoring a free program, “Hepatitis C: Causes, Cases and Possible Cures,” featuring Dr. Ronald Zlotoff on Tuesday, June 10th as part of the new “Spotlight on Health” series at NVSC.

Dr. Ronald ZlotoffDr. Zlotoff, who is a member of Franklin Medical Group, a Saint Mary’s Health System Affiliate, will discuss how the liver works, what happens when it becomes infected, and the current treatment options for Hepatitis C, including anti-viral medications and liver transplantation.

Dr. Zlotoff is a graduate of American University and received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology, he has been a member of the medical staff at Saint Mary’s Hospital since 1982.

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 mary.campion@stmh.org by June 9.

Additional events in the “Spotlight on Health” series will include “Slim Before You Swim: Minimally Invasive Liposuction,” by Dr. Prasad Sureddi on July 8; “Think Pink: Breast Health for All Ages,” by Dr. Beth Sieling on August 12, and “Put Your Best Face Forward,” by Dr. Mark Ruchman on September 9.

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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