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CMHS Seminar on Aug. 19 to Focus on Robotic Surgery

Ventura, California, 08/04/2014

Advances in robotic surgery will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System will hold on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

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 use of the da Vinci Robotics device for surgeries and the benefits it provides over traditional surgical procedures. They include less pain and fewer complications, less scarring and blood loss, a shorter hospital stay and a quick return to daily activities.

Drs. Beaghler and Khoddami also will discuss what surgical procedures are performed robotically at CMHS, which started its diverse robotics program over 10 years ago.

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 required. Call 1-800/838-3006, or visit

Future scheduled educational seminars include Joint Pain, Athletic Injuries and Arthritis on Sept. 9; Matters of the Heart: What Everyone Needs to Know to Maintain a Healthy Heart on Nov. 4, and Cataract Surgery: The State of the Art on Dec. 9.