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PRESS RELEASE - November 8, 2017
Nerve damage in hernias similar to carpel tunnel, research shows
Independent research charts path to more solutions for hernia sufferers
Published in 'Hernia' October 2017 and 'American Journal of Surgery' in May 2017

EVENT - April 2016
Dr. Robert Wright, shown here with research assistant Larissa Hurd, presented earlier this month at the 17th Annual Hernia Repair meeting in Washington, D.C.
Hernia society photo

PRESS RELEASE - March 3, 2016
Hernias are much like carpel tunnel syndrome, says a local hernia expert
Independent study showed nerve entrapment causes pain in both
Dr. Robert C. Wright to present research findings at American Hernia Society meeting in April
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NEWS - November 25, 2015
Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health

NEWS - April 24, 2015
The News Tribune Features Dr. Wright
In a story titled, "Puyallup surgeon shares his curiosity, expertise with local interns", the TNT's own Larry LaRue discusses Dr. Wright's recent trip to Milan, Italy to present his recent research paper on abdominal wall hernias (see previous news item), and his dedication to helping local medical interns gain experience.

NEWS - March 11, 2015
Early cancer detection possible during GERD and hiatal hernia repair
Meridian Surgery Center's Dr. Robert C. Wright will unveil independent research on Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST). at an international conference of hernia surgeons in Milan, Italy on April 25. View the full press release.

EVENT - March 4, 2015
Health Talks Series at Meridian Surgery Center.  "The Rise of Esophageal Cancer and the Role of GERD." RSVP required - call 253.840.1999!

FYI - January 2015
If you're a STAR 101.5 listener, then you may have heard our new ads promoting solutions to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD.The ads encourage people to check out our new web site,, to learn more. Those who visit the site can take a FREE ASSESSMENT to learn what stage of GERD they might be in, and what they should do about it.

FYI - January, 2014
Has the transition to Obamacare left you confused about insurance coverage for your surgery? We can help. Dr. Wright is the in-network provider for the following health plans...

EVENT - December 2, 2013
Health Talks Series at Meridian Surgery Center. "About Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and treatment options." 

GERD Awareness Week - Nov. 24-30. More than 30 million Americans suffer from acid reflux each month. Meridian Surgey Center is participating in GERD Awareness Week to promote awareness of health risks of and treatment solutions for GERD.

EVENT - August 21, 2013
Health Talks Series at Meridian Surgery Center. "I roboto: Gallbladder Surgery in 2013: Robotic, laparoscopic, and minimally invasive options for my surgery."

EVENT - July 17, 2013
Health Talks Series at Meridian Surgery Center. "Hernia Surgery... Now or Later?  Learn about causes, options for fixes, and how waiting for surgery can affect your health risks."

EVENT - June 26, 2013
Health Talks Series at Meridian Surgery Center. "Hot Heartburn Cure Options— Endocynch, LINX, robots, Nissan and restoration of natural function."  

NEWS - June 20, 2013
Laural Schaberg, NP Joins Our Team
Meridian Surgery Center welcomes nurse practioner Laural Schaberg starting June 20! She will see patients Friday afternoons for initial workups, additional testing and medical clearance before major procedures.

NEWS - August 6, 2012
Business Examiner Features Dr. Wright
Check out Dr. Wright's interview about his practice, research and upcoming presentation in Chicago in the South Sound's one and only Business Examiner! View the online article.

PRESS RELEASE - July 13, 2012
Dr. Robert C. Wright to speak at American College of Surgery annual conference

NEWS - July, 2012
The American College of Surgeons has invited Dr. Wright to give a video presentation on damaged nerve identification during inguinal hernia repair surgery at its Annual Clinical Congress in Chicago Sept. 30-Oct. 4. His is one of only three hernia-related research presentations selected for the prestigious Annual Clinical Congress.

EVENT - June 4, 2012
Health Talks Series at Meridian Surgery Center. "Reflux: It's Not Your Mother's Heartburn: Causes, Prevention and What You Can Do About GERD."

PRESS RELEASE - May 24, 2012
Dr. Wright to speak on acid reflux and GERD at a free health talk

EVENT - May 14, 2012
Health Talks Series at Meridian Surgery Center. "Ouch! What's That Pain in My Groin? Causes, Fixes, and How You Cand Descrease Your Risk for Hernia."

NEWS - May 9, 2012
Puyallup Herald Features Dr. Wright
Highlighting Dr. Wright's Health Talks, the article discusses hernias and the one-year anniversary of the Cascade Hernia Institute, a center that focuses on his peer-reviewed hernia-related research. Disussing the need to treat hernias early on before they become an urgent matter, Dr. Wright was quoted as saying, “The greater the pain you have before it’s fixed, the greater the chance you will have chronic pain following surgery.” View the online article.

EVENT - April 30, 2012
Health Talks Series at Meridian Surgery Center. "A Bitter Taste - Heartburn, Acid Reflux and Hiatal Hernias. What’s the Difference Between Them, How Can They Harm Me and What Can I Do?"

PRESS RELEASE - April 5, 2012
Dr. Wright to host free health talks at Meridian Surgery Center

PRESS RELEASE - March 28, 2012
Puyallup Surgeon to Speak at Conferences in New York, Hawaii






Dr Wright and Patient


Meridian Surgery Center and Cascade Hernia Institute are conveniently located in the heart of Pierce County, just south of Seattle and east of Tacoma, in the city of Puyallup, Wash.