Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Symposium

Originally Broadcast: April 9, 2022 | 7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. EDT

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Our commitment to excellence continues with the Gore MEDICAL MASTERY Series. This surgical symposium provides general surgeons and plastic surgeons the opportunity to learn or further refine their knowledge of hernia and soft tissue repair techniques. This education event will provide guidance using didactic instruction, video presentation and panel debates.

Target audience

Surgeons who are interested in advanced surgical techniques, abdominal wall reconstruction and management of complex hernias.

Learning outcomes

By attending this course, participants will:

  • Expand their knowledge and refine techniques associated with complex hernia repair.
  • Become knowledgeable about biomaterial choices, and the similarities and differences between biosynthetics and biologics.
  • Understand patient risk factors that may influence choice of repair or biomaterial.
  • Develop a better understanding of robotic surgery, and its utilization within advanced hernia repair.

Course Director:
Matthew Goldblatt, M.D., FACS
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Course Faculty:
Omar Yusef Kudsi, M.D., M.B.A, FACS
Brockton, Massachusetts

Howard Levinson, M.D., FACS
Durham, North Carolina

Carl R. Doerhoff, M.D., FACS
Jefferson City, Missouri


7:00 a.m.
7:45 a.m.
Welcome and introductions
Matthew Goldblatt, M.D.
7:50 a.m.
AWR — Principles for patient consideration and quality outcomes
Matthew Goldblatt, M.D.
8:20 a.m
Patient characteristics — Risk factors, predicting outcomes
Howard Levinson, M.D.
8:50 a.m.
Robotic hernia repair: Various approaches and why I use the robot and biomaterials in repairs
Omar Yusef Kudsi, M.D.
9:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
Robotic intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM): Positioning, port placement, docking, instruments, fixation, mesh, patient selection. Why I use the robot.
Carl R. Doerhoff, M.D.
10:15 a.m
Video session: Open abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) techniques and best practices
Howard Levinson, M.D.
10:45 a.m.
Management of patient care (from ERAS to PT) to support quality outcomes
Carl R. Doerhoff, M.D.
11:15 a.m
Robotic inguinal hernia repair
Omar Yusef Kudsi, M.D.
11:45 p.m.
Lunch and ask the experts discussions
12:15 p.m.
Considerations for managing wound complications
Howard Levinson, M.D.
12:45 p.m.
Complex abdominal wall reconstruction — Clinical data review andcase experience with Gore 3D PGA:TMC web scaffold
Matthew Goldblatt, M.D.
1:15 p.m.
Materials Matter — Hybrid biomaterial science, experience with GORE® SYNECOR Biomaterial
Carl R. Doerhoff, M.D.
1:45 p.m.
Video session — Robotic transversus abdominis release (TAR)
Omar Yusef Kudsi, M.D.
2:15 p.m.
Parastomal hernias
Matthew Goldblatt, M.D.
2:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Faculty panel
3:15 p.m.
Wrap-up and Adjourn 


April 8, 2022

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