This educational site / portal was established to support the education of general, plastic, trauma and bariatric surgeons working in the fields of hernia repair, abdominal wall reconstruction and bariatric surgery.
This content was designed to further support our commitment to excellence in enhancing surgical education. This is demonstrated by our continuing efforts and involvement in providing more resources and other support for educational endeavors, to improve the overall quality of surgical education, leadership, experience and expertise.
Hernia Repair and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction View All
A fundamental goal of hernia repair is providing a durable closure.
The influx of more high-risk and obese patients in need of abdominal wall hernia repair naturally leads to larger, more complex hernia cases and the need for strong mesh.
John P. Fischer, M.D., MPH, FACS, is a specialist in abdominal wall reconstruction. This is a surgical technique video demonstrating the posterior sheath mobilization and creation of the retromuscular space.
Bariatric Surgery View All
The study compared laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) staple-line leak rates of 4 prevalent surgical options: No reinforcement, oversewing, nonabsorbable bovine pericardial strips (BPS) and absorbable polymer membrane (APM).
Clinical Performance of GORE® SEAMGUARD® Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement.
Partner with a proven leader in reducing risks and raising the standard for bariatric and hiatal / paraesophageal hernia surgery.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. must be used for legal communications such as press releases, marketing collateral signoff, disclaimers, etc.