Health Education Programs in June at HVHC

Jun 5, 2014

Cortlandt Manor, NY

Dr. Katherine Ma

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital wants you to learn about your health in June with a series of free health education programs. Here are some of the programs being offered in the Hospital’s Ground Floor Conference Room at 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Help for Heel Pain

Whether it’s Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs or Achilles Tendinitis, that is causing a pain in your heel, Dr. Katherine Ma can answer your questions about what to do. The heel bone is the largest of the 26 bones in the human foot, which also has 33 joints and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments so a lot can go wrong. Dr. Ma, an orthopedic foot surgeon, will discuss the heel and what you can do to deal with your heel pain. This free program is being held June 9 at 6 p.m. Click here to register.

Acid Reflux Alternatives

Surgeon Dr. Eric Sommer will discuss the latest developments in the treatment of acid reflux disease. Many patients with chronic acid reflux who have been taking medications for years are looking for alternative treatments. Dr. Sommer will discuss minimally invasive surgery to permanently treat acid reflux disease. Many chronic sufferers may find that medication no longer works as effectively or results in side effects such as diarrhea or predisposition to osteoporosis. This free program is being held on June 12 at 6 p.m. Click here to register.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

No doubt you’ve heard a lot about bariatric surgery, but is it right for you? If you’re chronically overweight and have conditions such as diabetes that are related to your weight, then chances are you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. Dr. Eric Sommer presents this monthly educational meeting for pre-op patients and those interested in bariatric surgery; family and friends are welcome! Hear from actual patients who have undergone surgery with the NY Bariatric Group. Discuss virtually scarless surgical options such as: single incision adjustable gastric banding surgery, single incision sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y). This free program will be held on June 24 at 6 p.m. Click here to register.

For more information on upcoming health education programs, call 914-734-3557 or register on line at

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit