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Women's Health Issues to be part of free public seminar

Health issues of particular interest to women will be the focus of a free public seminar Wednesday, Oct. 30.

The two-hour event, sponsored by Oaklawn Hospital and the Oaklawn Medical Group, will begin at 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Ricketson Medical Building, 103 E. Mansion St.

Information will be offered about breast-surgery options including reconstruction, reduction and augmentation, as well as treatment options for varicose and spider veins.

At 4:30 p.m., a talk will be given by Sumita Saha, M.D., the medical group’s first plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

At 5:30 p.m., a talk will be given by vascular surgeon Subhash Thakur, M.D., who joined the Oaklawn Medical Group’s staff of physicians earlier this year.

Question-and-answer periods are planned after each talk, and time will be set aside for private consultations with the physicians.

Representatives of Oaklawn’s Birth Center and the pelvic physical therapy unit at the Oaklawn Life Improvement Center also will be on hand to provide information about their services.

For more information about the seminar, call (269) 789-8134. Reservations are not required.

Saha’s surgical experience includes facial trauma and cancer reconstruction, wound and burn care and cosmetic procedures, cleft lip/palate and congenital surgery, breast reconstruction including microsurgery, hand surgeries and botox and filler injections.

Saha was born in Calcutta, India, and received her bachelor’s degree in biology in 2000 from Washington College in Maryland, where she was valedictorian. She went on to receive her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2006. In June 2011, she completed her plastic surgery residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

For three years, Thakur had a private practice, Vascular Health Center at 111 S. Hamilton St. in Marshall. Since that time, he has had physician privileges at Oaklawn Hospital.

Thakur completed his undergraduate education in Delhi, India, and earned his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Studies, India’s premier medical institute. He completed an internship and general surgery residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y.

Thakur completed his residency in vascular surgery at Jobst Vascular Center in Toledo, Ohio, and is board certified in vascular surgery. He is trained in all aspects of vascular surgery, including cosmetic vascular surgery and vascular medicine.


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