CC2018: Contemporary Management of Complex Abdominal Wall Hernias

Session Description

Components separation methods have been used for repair of complex abdominal wall hernias for more than 30 years. This session will highlight vital anatomic considerations for various repairs including anterior components release, transversus abdominis release, and retrorectus repairs. It will discuss technical approaches (open, laparoscopic, robotic) and the potential advantages and limitations. Importantly, it presents evidence-based discussion of contemporary outcomes.

Course Outline

  • The Algorithmic Approach to the Components Separation Techniques the Right Choice at the Right Time    
    Vedra Augenstein, MD
  • Prevention of the Costly Hernia Failure 
    John P. Fischer, MD, MPH, Philadelphia, PA
  • Robotic Ventral Hernia Repair: Should I and How Should I Get Started? 
    Igor Belyansky, MD, FACS, Annapolis, MD
  • What Is the Role for Traditional Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair? 
    William S. Cobb, MD, FACS, Greenville, SC
  • The #MeshIsBad Phenomenon: How Do We Discuss This with Patients? 
    B. Todd Heniford, MD, FACS, Charlotte, NC

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
  • Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
  • Enhance the quality of patient care

Contact

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.00 Self Assessment Credit
  • 0.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
10/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website: http://www.accme.org/requirements/accreditation-requirements-cme-providers/policies-and-definitions/financial-relationships-and-conflicts-interest

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during a activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

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Faculty and Disclosures

John P. Fischer, MD, MPH, Philadelphia, PA -Paciras, Bard, Gore, Allergan, Integra, and TelaBio: Consulting Fees: Consultant
Igor Belyansky, MD, FACS, Annapolis, MD -Medtronic, Intuitive, Bard: Honoraria: Speaker, IHC Inc.: Investor
William S. Cobb, MD, FACS, Greenville, SC - Allergan, Ethicon, Maquet Getinge: Honoraria: Speaker, Consultant, WL Gore & Associates: Honoraria, Fellowship support: Speaker, Consultant
B. Todd Heniford, MD, FACS, Charlotte, NC -Lifecell, WL Gore: Education grant, honoraria: Education, Stryker: Educational grant: Education

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - No Disclosures
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - No Disclosures

Members

David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - No Disclosures
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - No Disclosures
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures

Ex-Officios

Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

Consultants

Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - No Disclosures
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

 

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.

This educational activity is not eligible for CME or CE credits.

Available Credit

  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.00 Self Assessment Credit
  • 0.00 Certificate of Completion

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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