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Surgeons, hospital hold ‘joint’ seminar

Surgeons, hospital hold ‘joint’ seminar


visalia – A hip and knee joint replacement seminar will be led by experienced and knowledgeable orthopedic surgeons affiliated with Kaweah Delta on Thursday, April 20 in Visalia. Board-certified orthopedic surgeons Ian Duncan, M.D. and Jason Mihalcin, D.O. will be answering questions, discussing new advancement in technology and the benefits of minimally invasive techniques in total joint replacement surgery.

Attendees of the seminar can learn about the latest treatments for hip pain from Dr. Duncan of Orthopaedic Associates in Visalia.

“We will be discussing the sources of hip pain and comparing the difference between a normal hip and an arthritic hip,” Dr. Duncan said. “Attendees will gain a better understanding of the various hip replacement techniques fit for their needs, along with the advantages and disadvantages of replacement surgery.”

The second topic of the evening, presented by Dr. Mihalcin of Visalia Medical Clinic, will discuss knee pain. He will navigate through a knee replacement procedure with video on how the different minimally-invasive techniques are surgically performed.

Each year, orthopedic doctors affiliated with Kaweah Delta Medical Center perform more than 2,000 orthopedic surgery procedures, making it possible for patients to receive award-winning orthopedic care and stay close to home.

Kaweah Delta Medical Center partners with the following local orthopedic surgeons to provide hip and knee replacements in Visalia: Ian Duncan, M.D.; Frank Feng, D.O.; James Guadagni, M.D.; Bruce Le, D.O.; Burton Redd, M.D.; Donald Schengel, M.D.; David Surdyka, M.D.; Jason Mihalcin, D.O.; Seth Criner, D.O.

Should I attend?

Is hip or knee pain keeping you from your favorite activities? Or is the pain making it hard to work, take care of your house, yourself or others? If joint pain has been affecting your daily life, it may be time to consider joint replacement surgery.

How to attend?

The joint replacement seminar will be held at the Visalia Marriott, located at 300 S. Court St., Visalia. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. and the first topic discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Please register to attend by calling (559) 624-3804.


Established in 1963, Kaweah Delta Health Care District is a 581-bed district hospital. Kaweah Delta Medical Center is the only trauma center between Fresno and Bakersfield and was recently awarded four out of five stars in overall hospital quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and an A in hospital safety in Leapfrog’s Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Score. The district offers a comprehensive scope of services including everything from a well-respected pediatric hospitalist program to nationally recognized orthopedic and cancer programs. For more information, visit www.kaweahdelta.org or follow Kaweah Delta on Twitter and Facebook.

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