Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United
States - and one of the most common cancers in our area. Prevention and
early detection through healthy lifestyle and regular screenings are key
components in beating this disease. Once diagnosed, though, treatment
often involves surgery. In recent years, surgical treatment has advanced
and can often be done with minimal risk—and minimal invasiveness.
Minimally Invasive, Massively Effective: Treating Colorectal Cancers With
Surgery is a free seminar being held Friday, March 29 at 12 noon at the
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital Shearman Conference Center on Oak Park
Blvd. A light lunch is provided and reservations are required at least
24 hours in advance. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit
lcmh.com/seminar or call (337) 494-2936.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Memorial is finishing off
the month of screenings and education with Minimally Invasive, Massively
Effective: Treating Colorectal Cancers With Surgery, a free seminar with
Memorial Medical Group surgeon Darin Doumite, MD. Dr. Doumite will discuss
minimally invasive surgeries used to treat colorectal cancers.
Dr. Doumite is a board-certified and fellowship-trained general surgeon
with the Memorial Medical Group. Dr. Doumite received his bachelors from
Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and his medical degree from
St. Matthews University. His postgraduate training includes an internship
and residency in general surgery both at Louisiana State University Medical
Center in Shreveport.
He brings specialized skills in advanced laparoscopic, minimally invasive,
surgical procedures including complex hernia repairs, gastric and colorectal
cancer, and gallbladder disease. Other areas of interest include surgical
management of thyroid and parathyroid disease. He is a Fellow of the American
College of Surgeons.