Prostate health seminar offered

In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Beaufort Memorial Hospital will present “The Man Plan: Taking Control of Your Health,” a discussion on men’s health issues, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Sun City’s Magnolia Hall. Following a reception at 4:30 p.m., BMH board-certified urologist Dr. Michael Staley will discuss the latest advancements in men’s health care and offer advice on PSA screenings, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and low testosterone.

“These are issues that affect most men as they age,” said Staley, who joined Beaufort Memorial’s medical staff and Coastal Carolina Urology Group this summer after spending 13 years in private practice in Asheville. “There’s no reason to suffer with the symptoms when there are available remedies. You just have to talk to your doctor.”

Staley also will be discussing the latest technology in the treatment of prostate cancer, including robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery. A graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Staley is currently the only physician performing the state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedure in Beaufort County, using the hospital’s advanced daVinci Si Surgical System.

For patients who are candidates for surgery, robotically-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy is the most advanced treatment option. Operating through several tiny holes in the abdomen, surgeons can remove the cancerous prostate while attempting to preserve the vital nerves and arteries that control bladder and sexual function.

The men’s health program – part of Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s “Life Lived Better” seminar series – is free and open to the public. Spouses and partners are encouraged to attend, but registration is required. Call (888) 522-5585.

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