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An Interactive Introduction to Robotic Surgery for Heartburn and GERD

August 23, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Do you suffer from heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? You’re not alone. More than 4 in 10 American adults have a history of GERD, a condition that allows food and stomach acids to move back up the esophagus. If you, or someone you know, is dealing with this, come meet York Hospital general surgeons Dr. Anthony Hesketh, Dr. Molly Buzdon and Dr. Jessica Schnur, who will share the latest advances in robotic-assisted surgery available at York Hospital. They will demonstrate what the da Vinci Xi Surgical System can do for you—and offer you a hands-on opportunity to “be the surgeon” and operate the robot! The discussion will include:

• What is GERD? What causes and contributes to it?
• How is GERD evaluated?
• What is a hiatal hernia and how does it contribute to reflux?
• Therapy options, including lifestyle changes, medications and surgery.
• Is a robotic approach less invasive, with a faster healing time?
• What to expect with robotic surgery.
• What about robotic-assisted surgery for other surgical procedures?

To reserve your seat, sign up via the Eventbrite link below. Please note that masking is required for all, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, attendees will receive a boxed lunch to take home following the presentation.

For more information on this program or future community lectures at York Hospital, please contact the Community Relations office at 207-351-2385 or [email protected].

For more information on the hospital’s programs and services, or to schedule an appointment, visit or call 207-752-8642.


Molly Buzdon, MD: Dr. Buzdon received both her BS and MD at the University of Michigan and is fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery from the University of Maryland Medical System.

Anthony Hesketh, MD, PhD: Dr. Hesketh holds a BS from the University of Notre Dame, an MS from Georgetown University, an MD from Wright State University, and a PhD in molecular medicine from Elmexxi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, Northwell Health. He is fellowship trained in bariatric, foregut and minimally invasive surgery from Stony Brook University.

Jessica Schnur, MD, FACS: Dr. Schnur received her BA from The University of Pennsylvania, MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and is fellowship trained in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


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