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Course Overview

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 robotic approach to these conditions?  The gold standard treatment for abdominal wall hernia is surgery with mesh implantation.  The robotic platform allows the surgeon to perform those surgeries while decreasing wound morbidity, which is extremely high in open repairs (up to 25-30%), in an ergonomic and easier manner compared to traditional laparoscopy.   

With a strong practical focus, the 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.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Examine and analyze the surgical techniques and methodology behind abdominal wall hernia repairs
  • Discuss the role of the robotic surgical system in correcting abdominal wall defects
  • Use component separation techniques and their indicators on complex abdominal wall cases

Registration Prices: 

  • Physicians: $2,200
    • Hands On Lab is limited to 20 participants – register now to secure your spot! 
  • Didactic + Lab Shadow: $799
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Faculty

Eduardo Parra-Davila, MD, FACS, FASCRS (United States)

Course Director

Flavio Malcher, MD, MSc, FACS (Brazil)

Course Director

Igor Belyansky, MD (United States)

Faculty

Brian Jacob, MD, FACS (United States)

Faculty

Leandro Totti Cavazolla, MD, MSc, PhD (Brazil)

Faculty

Yusef Kudsi, MD, MBA, FACS (United States)

Faculty

Carlos Ortiz-Ortiz, MD (United States)

Faculty

Agenda

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Day 1: Thu, Nov 30, 2017

  • 7:15 - 7:45 Registration & Breakfast
  • 7:45 - 8:00 Welcome & Announcements
  • 8:00 - 8:20 Mastering Port Placement & Docking for Inguinal Repair
  • 8:20 - 8:40 R-TAPP Technique
  • 8:40 - 9:00 Difficult Situations (IH during and after prostatectomy, giant hernias, recurrent hernias)
  • 9:00 - 9:30 Q & A
  • 9:30 - 10:00 Morning Break
  • 10:00-11:40 Video Observation of R-TAPP
  • 11:40-12:00 Chronic Inguinal Pain - Mapping
  • 12:00 - 12:10 Lab Instructions
  • 12:10 - 13:00 Lunch & Change into Scrubs
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Mimic Simulation Experience
  • 14:30 - 14:45 Afternoon Break
  • 14:45 - 16:45 Cadaver Lab: Bilateral TAPP & Open Inguinal Nerve Dissection
  • 16:45 - 17:00 Wrap Up

Day 2: Fri, Dec 01, 2017

  • 7:30 - 8:00 Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 8:20 Mastering Port Placement and Docking for Ventral Repair
  • 8:20 - 8:40 Robotic Onlay
  • 8:40 - 9:00 Robotic IPOM
  • 9:00 - 9:20 Robotic Ventral TAPP
  • 9:20 - 9:40 Robotic Rives-Stoppa
  • 9:40 - 10:00 Robotic TAR
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Q & A
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Morning Break
  • 10:45 - 12:00 Video Obersvation on Ventral Repair
  • 12:00-12:10 Lab Instructions
  • 12:10 - 13:00 Lunch & Change into Scrubs
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Mimic Simulation Experience
  • 14:00 - 14:15 Afternoon Break
  • 14:15 - 16:00 Cadaver Lab: IPOM, TAPP, Component Separation
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Mimic Simulation Competition Finals
  • 16:30 - 16:45 Wrap Up & Adjourn Course

Hotels

Melia Orlando Suite Hotel

Melia Orlando Suite Hotel

225 Celebration Place

Celebration, FL 34747 

Rate: $105 – 215/night (Rates vary by room type – rate is inclusive of resort fee)

Attendees must reference Florida Hospital Nicholson Center at the time of booking to receive this special rate. Reservations can be made with Melia directly at 407.964.7000/866.404.6662 or at reservations.melia.orlando@melia.com

Directions & Parking

Florida Hospital Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place

Celebration, FL 34747

Parking
Two parking lots are available on either side of the facility.