Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) declared September Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness about symptoms, risk factors, prevention and the importance of early detection for all gynecologic cancers—cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal and vulvar cancer.   Uterine cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer in the United States. While there are many types of uterine cancer, the most common is endometrial cancer, a […]

Robot-Assisted Hernia Repair Speeds Recovery and Eases Pain

An estimated 1 million hernia repairs are performed each year in the United States, making it one of the most common surgical procedures. Surgeons at Williamson Medical Center are using advanced, robot-assisted surgical techniques to help many of those hernia repair patients avoid a large incision and have less recovery time. Enhanced-view, totally extraperitoneal (eTEP) […]

Hernia repair, safer, simpler than ever, says local surgeon

If you’ve experienced the pain of a hernia, you know it’s no laughing matter. A hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the muscles. The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object. As a surgeon specializing in […]

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Matters of the Heart: RN assists in life-saving operations around the world

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Jim Hawley, RN, is a favorite among the young patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center. His work, however, sometimes takes him far beyond Tennessee. In fact, he’s helped children from around the world in dire need of medical care. Since 2007, Hawley has volunteered with the Samaritan’s Purse […]