On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, Dr. Alain Asher will speak at KRMC’s monthly Lunch & Learn. His topic is: “Heart Surgery: What It Is/What We Do.” With his extensive training along with over 25-years experience in heart and chest surgery at prestigious medical institutions, Dr. Alain Asher offers a high level of expertise in heart care in our community. In addition to performing heart and chest surgeries, Dr. Asher directs KRMC’s cardiothoracic surgery program, which is the only one of its kind in northwest Arizona. The program involves a skilled surgical team and state-of-the-art technologies for providing advanced operations of the heart, which include coronary bypass surgery and open-heart surgery. Additionally, Dr. Asher and his team are experts in minimally-invasive surgical treatments for coronary revascularization, valvular heart disease, heart rhythm disturbances, and thoracic aortic aneurysms. In describing his approach to patient care, Dr. Asher states “Every patient is different, and a customized approach is essential. I strive to individualize every phase, from initial evaluation through planning a procedure and organizing the postoperative follow-up. My patients, along with their families, become essential participating partners in the design of their operation and of their subsequent care. Our team is made up of very caring individuals who not only communicate well with the patient’s Primary Care physician and Cardiologist, but will also become the patient’s lifelong friends and support.” Lunch & Learn features a different medical professional presenter each month, focusing on important healthcare topics. The seminars are free and held in the Del E. Webb Wellness Center Conference Rooms from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Participants bring their own lunch and KRMC provides a beverage and dessert. There is no charge for the program but seating is limited, the doors will open at 11:30 a.m. the day of the event. To ensure enough seating and desserts, please contact KRMC’s Public Relations at 681-8514 to make a reservation.