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SVH’s May GirlTalk to Discuss Colon and Rectal Health for Women

April 18, 2017

SVH GirlTalk logo revisedMany women experiencing colon or rectal health issues are often reluctant to bring it up with their physician. Sonoma Valley Hospital’s May GirlTalk session, titled “Sitting On A Secret,” will feature Dr. Sabrina Kidd, MD, FACS, FASCRS, who will discuss the common colon and rectal problems women experience and do so with candor, sensitivity and a touch of humor.

“There’s no need to suffer in silence because most colon and rectal health issues are easily treated and often preventable,” said Dr. Kidd. “And for more serious issues, there are procedures available. But it’s important that women not delay in seeing a physician when they are experiencing symptoms.”

Dr. Kidd will address a number of topics ranging from hemorrhoids and common constipation and diarrhea to incontinence and diverticular disease, along with more serious issues as colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer in both women and men today.

Joining Dr. Kidd will be Angela Marian, PT, DPT, PRPC, from SVH’s Physical Therapy Department who will demonstrate easy exercises and dietary changes that can positively affect bowel incontinence, urgency, and constipation.

Dr. Kidd is a dual board certified colorectal and general surgeon who practices at the Sonoma Valley Specialty Clinic, affiliated with Sonoma Valley Hospital.  Her practice includes the surgical treatment of colorectal cancer, benign colon and rectal disorders, anorectal disorders, colonoscopy, and gallbladder disease, among others.

GirlTalk will be held in the Rodeo Room at MacArthur Place from 6:00 pm till 7:30 pm on Friday, May 19. There is a $10 charge at the door to cover light refreshments and beverages, and a no-host bar will also be available. Reservations are required, as space is limited. To reserve a place or for more information, call Celia Kruse de la Rosa at 707.935.5257, or email girltalk@svh.com.

GirlTalk is a program sponsored by Sonoma Valley Hospital to provide women in our community with the latest information on timely health and wellness topics and help them take charge of their health and well-being.

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