Helping and Healing
After experiencing persistent pain in his lower torso for a while, Jeffery Davis decided to attend a “Health Night Out” in his hometown of Chase City, Virginia. With Dr. Michael Tozzi from Sentara Halifax General Surgery as the speaker, Jeffery thought he might find some answers.
“Every time I would go shopping with my wife or if I would stand for a long time, I was experiencing a lot of pain, and I would have to sit down. I didn’t know what it was. It felt like a burning sensation,” Jeffery remembers.
While attending the Health Night Out, Jeffery was pleased to hear Dr. Tozzi talk about the symptoms he was experiencing.
“It turned out that I needed a hernia repair,” says Jeffery. “He gave a lot of information about the problem and later I decided, as the pain persisted, that something needed to be done about it.”
Jeffery visited his primary care provider who, by chance, referred Jeffery to Dr. Tozzi.
Going into the surgery, Jeffery was a little anxious, but he had confidence that Dr. Tozzi would get to the root of the problem.
After having the hernia repair, Jeffery is feeling like himself again. His pain is gone, and he is able to do things he hasn’t been able to do in quite some time.
“I feel good. I can shop, and I can stand for long periods of time,” he says. “To me, that is a big thumbs up!”