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Mesh Matters: Supporting Patient Quality of Life in Robotic Complex Hernia Repair

Originally Broadcast:Thursday July 23rd, 6 PM EDT/ 3 PM PST

A clinical discussion, Dr. Amit Gogia, M.D., FACS, reviews emerging trends in complex robotic hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction, including a review of mesh materials, and how these may have an impact on patient outcomes. Topics to be explored include:

  • Key findings surrounding hernia repair techniques and why robotic surgery may offer advantages over laparoscopic or open repair approaches
  • A better awareness of how and why a surgeon selects mesh and different mesh materials for abdominal wall reinforcement and hernia repair
  • How the unique properties of mesh materials and innovative biomaterials help support quality patient outcomes



Amit N. Gogia, M.D., FACS
Medical Director, Hernia Center of Excellence
at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center



I am a minimally invasive surgeon and fellow of the American College of Surgeons. I have extensive experience treating hernias and disorders of the gallbladder, thyroid, and colon laparoscopically and robotically. Before joining Bon Secours Surgical Specialists of Richmond in 2006, I completed residency training in general surgery at The Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia.

It can be frightening to hear that you need surgery. I do my best to make the experience as easy and positive as possible: I explain every option (surgical and non-surgical), involve families and friends as actively as you wish, and communicate frequently with your other care providers. We - me, you, and your other care providers - work as a team to make sure you receive the best care available.

I have always been dedicated to minimally invasive surgical approaches because I know they lead to better short-term and long-term outcomes for you. That's why I was the first surgeon in Virginia to offer robotic repair of a complex hernia. It's why I take time out of my busy surgical practice to teach other surgeons around the country to do the same. 



July 8, 2020

Created by

Surgical Education Network