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Published on March 03, 2015

Health Series at Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center Puts Hernias in the Spotlight

WATERBURY, Conn. (March 3, 2015) ─ Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center (NVSC) is sponsoring a free program, “Hernias—Everybody Gets Them!” presented by Dr. Philip Corvo on Tuesday, March 10th, as part of the “Spotlight on Health” series. Dr. Corvo will discuss the anatomy of hernias, why and how we get them, ways to avoid getting them in the first place, and ways to fix them.Dr. Philip Corvo

An accomplished laparoscopic and robotic surgeon, Dr. Corvo is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. Prior to joining Saint Mary’s Hospital, he was in private practice and served as the President of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a former Health Commissioner for the City of Stamford. He has won numerous speaking and teaching awards.

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. Please call 203-755-6663 or email

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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