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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 Objectives:

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

Registration Prices:

  • With Hotel Included: $2999
  • Without Hotel included: $2700

This two-day course includes didactic learning, video presentations, simulation and cadaver lab training.

Access Presentations & Abstracts

FACULTY

Flavio Malcher, MD, FACS, TCBC

Course Director

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director of Abdominal Wall Surgery Program
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York

Eduardo Parra-Davila, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Course Director

Leandro Totti Cavazzola, M.D., M.Chir., Ph.D., FACS

Professor Adjunto do Departamento de Cirurgia

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS

Professor Adjunto de Morfologia

Universidade Luterana do Brasil - Ulbra

Agenda

* * Agenda is subject to change.

Day 1: Mon, Nov 19, 2018

  • 07:15 - 07:45 Registration & Breakfast
  • 07:45 - 08:00 Welcome & Announcements
  • 8:00 - 8:20 Mastering Port Placement & Docking for Inguinal Repair
  • 08:20 - 08:40 R-TAPP Technique
  • 08:40 - 09:00 Difficult Situations (IH during and after prostatectomy, giant hernias, recurrent hernias)
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Q & A
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Break
  • 10:00 - 11:40 Video Observation of R-TAPP
  • 11:40 - 12:00 Chronic Inguinal Pain - Mapping
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch, Lab Instructions and Change into Scrubs
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Mimic Simulation Experience
  • 14:30 - 14:45 Break
  • 14:45 - 16:45 Cadaver Lab: Bilateral TAPP & Open Inguinal Nerve Dissection
  • 16:45 - 17:00 Wrap Up

Day 2: Tue, Nov 20, 2018

  • 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 Repai
  • 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 Hands-On Lab: IPOM, TAPP, Component Separation
  • 16:00-16:30 Mimic Simulation Competition Finals
  • 16:30-16:45 Wrap Up

Hotels

Bohemian Hotel Celebration

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

Directions & Parking

Florida Hospital Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place, Celebration FL 34747

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