Current data suggests there are roughly 1.2 million abdominal hernia repairs in the United States each year. Out of those, a large portion of them are inguinal repairs, with a smaller minority developing into an incisional hernia.
Why the minimally invasive surgery (MIS) approach to these conditions?
The gold standard treatment for abdominal wall hernia is surgery with mesh implantation. MIS allows the surgeon to perform those surgeries while decreasing wound morbidity, which is extremely high in open repairs (up to 25-30%).
Utilizing a strong practical focus, this course will include anatomical, clinical and surgical oriented lectures, anatomical dissection with hands-on supervision and clinical case discussions to consolidate learning objectives. The face-to-face relationship between the faculty and participants makes this course an important technical experience for all specialists who want to improve their abilities to treat abdominal wall hernias as well as better address diagnosis for patients presenting with these hernias.
- Examine and analyze the surgical techniques and methodology behind abdominal wall hernia repairs.
- Describe the pathophysiology of abdominal wall hernias and their prevention.
- Discuss the role of the robotic surgical system in correcting abdominal wall defects.
- Apply component separation techniques and their indicators on complex abdominal wall cases.
- Physicians: $2,700
- Hands On Lab is limited to 10 participants – register now to secure your spot!
Eduardo Parra-Davila, MD, FACS, FASCRS (United States)
Flavio Malcher, MD, MSc, FACS (United States)
Leandro Totti Cavazzola, MD, MSc, PhD (Brazil)
Carlos Ortiz-Ortiz, MD (United States)