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Ask The ExpertsAsk The Experts is a FREE community lecture series, offered by SVMHS covering various medical issues. The foundation of any health and wellness program is awareness and education. Our Ask The Experts events take place on a monthly basis and provide either a panel of experts or physicians and individuals with medical expertise on topics of interest. The free events provide the community an opportunity to learn and have their questions answered. All SVMHS Ask the Experts events provide a Spanish language interpreter and listening equiptment upon RSVP. For more information, call the Health Promotion Department at 831.759.1890.

2015 Schedule of Events


 Thursday, July 9, 2015 - Joint Replacement 

The need and popularity of joint replacement has increased as people live longer and enjoy more active lifestyles.  Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System is the only hospital in Monterey County offering computer assisted knee replacement surgery.  Computer assisted surgery (CAS) provides unparalleled accuracy in knee alignment, which can have a dramatic impact on your recovery.  Hip replacement, a surgical procedure that replaces a worn out or injured hip joint with a metal, ceramic or plastic joint, will also be discussed in this lecture.  In this edition of our FREE Ask the Experts lecture series, join Allen Hershey, MD and Bert Tardieu, MD as they discuss and answer your questions about joint replacement.

Allen Hershey, MDAllen Hershey, MD

Dr. Hershey is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in lower extremity reconstruction at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla California. Dr Hershey is currently the Chief of Surgery at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital where he previously served as the Head of Surgical Quality Improvement. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is a member of the Monterey County Medical Society and the California Orthopedic Association.  Dr Hershey utilizes a variety of innovative surgical techniques in total knee and total hip replacement surgery to reduce discomfort and shorten the recovery time after surgery.


TardieuBert Tardieu, MD

Dr. Tardieu joined Salinas Valley Memorial in 1994 and served as Chief of Surgery at the hospital from 2009 - 2011.  Dr. Tardieu is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, knee and hip problems and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  He uses the most current techniques and technologies to provide his patients with cutting edge therapy to allow for optimum speed of recovery and return of function.   

Event Location
SVMHS Education Center
611 Abbott Street, Salinas

5:30pm - 6pm


6pm - 7pm

7pm - 7:30pm

Light appetizers will be served.  RSVP required. Spanish translation available with RSVP.
For more information or to RSVP 831.759.1890


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