April 27, 2010       

Waterbury Hospital Speakers Series Offers May Classes on Cataract Surgery and Melanoma

Free Presentations Offered May 12 and May 26 

WATERBURY – The Waterbury Hospital It’s All About You Spring Speakers Series is offering two free health and wellness presentations in May that are open to the public.

The first event will take place Wednesday, May 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Bizzozero Conference Room in the hospital. “Latest Technology After Cataract Surgery” will be presented by Vincent deLuise, MD of OptiCare in Waterbury. This presentation will discuss cataracts, which is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens which seriously impair vision. Dr. deLuise will talk about the latest advances in treating patients through cataract surgery. 

A second presentation, “Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Melanoma,” will take place in the Bizzozero Conference Room on Wednesday, May 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The presentation by Scott Kurtzman, MD, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Waterbury Hospital, will take a close look at the cancer melanoma, which is often caused by prolonged exposure to the sun and can be fatal if left undetected and untreated. 

To reserve your seat at either of these free classes, please call (203) 573-7385.

Waterbury Hospital is the largest private employer in the Greater Waterbury region, and serves a vital role in the economic vitality of Western Connecticut. It is a private, non-profit acute care teaching hospital licensed for 367 beds and affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Founded in 1890 as Waterbury’s first and Connecticut’s fourth hospital, Waterbury Hospital is a full-service community health-care institution with centers of excellence in primary care, cardiac services, behavioral health and orthopaedics.