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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 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.

Course Objectives:

  • 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.

Registration Prices: 

  • Physicians: $2,700
    • Hands On Lab is limited to 10 participants – register now to secure your spot!
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Faculty

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

Course Director

Flavio Malcher, MD, MSc, FACS (United States)

Course Director

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

Course Director

Carlos Ortiz-Ortiz, MD (United States)

Faculty

Agenda

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Day 1: Thu, Nov 07, 2019

  • 07:30 - 08:00 Breakfast, Welcome & Introduction
  • 08:00 - 08:30 Why Robotics in Abdominal Wall Surgery? Presentor: Flavio Malcher, MD
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Different Robotic Platforms - Port Placement & Docking Presentor: Eduardo Parra-Davila, MD
  • 09:00 - 12:00 Edited Video Review Presentor: All Faculty
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch - Laboratory Instructions - Change into Scrubs
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Hands-On Laboratory
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Afternoon Break & Transition
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Hands-On Laboratory
  • 16:30 Wrap up for the day

Day 2: Fri, Nov 08, 2019

  • 07:30 - 08:00 Breakfast, Laboratory Instructions, Change into Scrubs
  • 08:00 -09:30 Cadaveric Laboratory: Inguinal Hernia
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Morning Break
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Cadaveric Laboratory: Inguinal Hernia
  • 11:30 - 12:15 Lunch
  • 12:15 - 14:15 Cadaveric Laboratory - Ventral Hernia
  • 14:15 - 14:30 Afternoon Break
  • 14:30 - 16:30 Cadaveric Laboratory: Ventral Hernia
  • 16:30 - 16:45 Wrap Up & Adjourn Course

Hotels

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection 

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection 

700 Bloom Street

Celebration, FL 34747

407-566-6000

Hotel accommodations at the Bohemian Hotel at Celebration are included in your registration price. Please reach out to FHNC.INFO@Flhosp.org for any further questions about hotel accommodations.

Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place

Celebration, FL 34747

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