Preventing Incisional Hernias: Do We Need Mesh or Better Surgical Skills?
Incisional hernias are the dirty little secrets of laparotomies. Incidence as high as 40 percent after midline laparotomy have been commonly reported. Can incisional (and peristomal) hernias be prevented?
Moderator: Ajita S. Prabhu, MD, FACS, Pepper Pike, OH
Co-Moderator: Benjamin K. Poulose, MD, MPH, FACS, Columbus, OH
What Contributes to Hernia Formation at the Time of Laparotomy?
Heidi J. Miller, MD, MPH, FACS, Albuquerque, NM
What Is the Proper Technique to Close a Primary Laparotomy?
Eric M. Pauli, MD, FACS, FASGE, Hershey, PA
How Can We Effectively Incorporate Proper Fascial Closure Technique into General Surgery Residency?
Jacob A. Greenberg, MD, FACS, Madison, WI
Is There a Role for Prophylactic Mesh? What Does the Data Show?
Arielle J. Perez, MD, MPH, MS, Chapel Hill, NC
Is Prophylactic Mesh Truly Benign?
David M. Krpata, MD, Brecksville, OH
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Faculty and Disclosures
Ajita S. Prabhu, MD, FACS - Bard Davol: Honoraria: Consulting; Intuitive Surgical: research support: PI; Intuitive Surgical: Honoraria: Speaking; Medtronic: Honoraria: Advisory Board
Arielle J Perez MD, MPH, MS - Nothing to Disclose
Benjamin K. Poulose, MD, MPH, FACS - Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative: Salary Support: Director for Quality and Outcomes; Bard-Davol: Research Support: Co-Principal Investigator
David M. Krpata MD - Nothing to Disclose
Eric M. Pauli MD, FACS, FASGE - Nothing to Disclose
Heidi J. Miller MD, MPH, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Jacob A. Greenberg MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Program Committee and Disclosures
CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - Nothing to Disclosure
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Cynthia D. Downard, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY - Nothing to Disclosure
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - Nothing to Disclosure
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - Nothing to Disclosure
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - Nothing to Disclosure
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - Nothing to Disclosure
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Nothing to Disclosure
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - Nothing to Disclosure
Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - Nothing to Disclosure
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCOSECSA(Hon), Houston, TX - Nothing to Disclosure
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - Nothing to Disclosure
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - Nothing to Disclosure
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - Nothing to Disclosure
Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 Certificate of Completion
- 1.50 Self Assessment Credit