Inguinal Hernia Repair: Open, Laparoscopic or Robotic?
Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures done in the U.S. Fervent debate continues about the role of open versus laparoscopic versus robotic repair, and this panel will present evidence for and against the various techniques.
- Introduction: The Ongoing Debate: What Are the Key Considerations?
Bryan K. Richmond, MD, MBA, FACS, Charleston, WV
- What about Recurrence Rates?
Benjamin K. Poulose, MD, MPH, FACS, Nashville, TN
- What about Cost?
John S. Roth, MD, FACS, Lexington, KY
- What about the Learning Curve?
William W. Hope, MD, FACS, Wilmington, NC
- What about Postoperative Pain: Acute and Chronic?
Archana Ramaswamy, MD, FACS, Minneapolis, MN
- Are There Certain Clinical Circumstances That Clearly Favor One Approach Over Another?
Gina L. Adrales, MD, MPH, FACS, Baltimore, MD
- Practicing surgeons
- 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
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Faculty and Disclosures
Bryan K. Richmond, MD, MBA, FACS, Charleston, WV -Allergan: Honoraria: Consultant
Benjamin K. Poulose, MD, MPH, FACS, Nashville, TN -Ariste Medical: Consulting Fee: Consultantm, Bard-Davol: Research Funds: Co-Investigator,Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative: Salary
John S. Roth, MD, FACS, Lexington, KY -Bard: Grant honoraria: Investigator consultant, Miromatrix: Grant, Equity: Investigator, consultant, Allergan: Honoraria: Consultant
William W. Hope, MD, FACS, Wilmington, NC -WL Gore: Honoraria: Speaking/research, CR Bard: Honoraria: Speaking/consulting/Research, Intuitive: Honoraria: Speaking, Mesh Suture: Honoraria: Surgeon Advisory Board, Deep Blue: Honoraria: Surgeon Advisory Board
Archana Ramaswamy, MD, FACS, Minneapolis, MN -ValenTx: Honoraria: DSMB member
Gina L. Adrales, MD, MPH, FACS, Baltimore, MD - No Disclosures
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
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
Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
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
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