The reconstruction of abdominal wall defects remains one of the most challenging dilemmas facing surgeons. Congenital, acquired or post traumatic defects all present unique challenges to the reconstructive surgeon. A multitude of surgical techniques and mesh materials is available to improve outcomes in ventral hernia repair. Robotics has become a major component for both routine and complex inguinal and ventral hernia repairs. Even though ventral hernia repair remains one of the most common procedures performed, there is little consensus as to the best surgical technique, prosthetic material of choice, or strategies to repair complex defects.
This comprehensive and highly interactive reconstructive Summit is suited for all surgeons involved in abdominal wall reconstruction including general, plastic, and trauma surgeons, and residents involved in both routine and complex abdominal reconstructions.
During the Summit, you will be exposed to all aspects of Hernia Surgery including:
- Minimally Invasive Hernia Repairs
- Robotic Hernia Repairs
- Complex open abdominal wall reconstruction techniques
- Open (traditional) component separation
- Laparoscopic and periumbilical sparing component separation
- Posterior component separation and transversus abdominis release (TAR)
- Laparoscopic and Robotic Totally Extraperitoneal Retromuscular Repairs
- Para-stomal and other difficult hernia repairs
- Reconstructions in setting infection, contamination, enterocutaneous fistulas, loss of abdominal domain
- Umbilical and inguinal hernia repairs
- Comprehensive review of groin repairs and groin pain management
- Plastic surgery considerations for difficult soft tissue scenarios
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and Columbia University Department of Surgery. Ciné-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Ciné-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Self-Assessment Credit This activity is valid for up to 19 Self-Assessment Credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.