Rhinebeck hospital offers free lectures

Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck will host free lectures in the Lower Level Conference Room Oct. 13 and 14. Both lectures begin at 6:30 p.m

Registration is required. Call 1-877-729-2444.

The Oct. 13 lecture is “The Arthritic Knee: Treatments and Options,” given by Dr. Michael Schweppe of Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, NDH Bone and Joint Center.

The Oct. 14 lecture is “Advances in Laparoscopic Surgery,” give by Dr. Brian Binetti of Health Quest Medical Practice, Division of Surgery. Laparoscopy — also known as “minimally invasive surgery” — allows surgeons to perform many of the same procedures as in traditional open surgery with lower risks and faster healing times.