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Seminar on Aug. 24 to Focus on Robotic Surgery for Urologic Disorders

Ventura California, 07/27/2010

Community Memorial Health System will hold a free seminar on Tuesday, Aug. 24, focusing on robotic surgery for urologic disorders.

Urologists Marc Beaghler, M.D., and Seyed Khoddami, M.D, will lead the seminar that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 Brent St. in Ventura. They will discuss the application of CMHS’s da Vinci Robotics device, a less invasive surgical option to traditional procedures for prostate, bladder and kidney cancers and other urologic disorders.

Dr. Beaghler received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb., and completed a urology residency at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Urological Association and is on staff at both Community Memorial Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital.

Dr. Khoddami received his medical degree from the University of Tehran School of Medicine in Iran. He completed his residency in urology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Khoddami is on staff at CMH.

Admission is free but space is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call 805/652-5436, or visit

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health.  The health system is located in Ventura County, California.