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Quality of Life in Ventral and Hiatal Hernia Repair: Review of Long-Term Patient Outcomes in Two Large Case Series
Originally Broadcast: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 6:00 PM EDT
During this evening of Virtual Clinical Discussion (VCD), John Scott, M.D. (Greenville, SC) will cover 7+ years of data and quality outcomes in a large case series with GORE® BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement in Hiatal Hernia Repairs, and Eric Mallico, M.D. (Salisbury, NC) will cover 4+ years of data and quality outcomes with GORE® SYNECOR Intraperitoneal Biomaterial in Ventral Hernia Repairs.
A fundamental goal of hernia repair is providing a durable closure. Whether early or late, hernia recurrence is a complication associated with patient dissatisfaction and increased costs. Unlike many once-promising reinforcement materials abandoned as a result of failure or adverse outcomes, the poly(glycolide:trimethylene carbonate) (PGA:TMC) copolymer bioabsorbable web scaffold GORE® BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement remains a proven option for hernia repair after 10 years of widespread use. Two distinct and extensive experiences with this bioabsorbable scaffold material—alone or incorporated into the hybrid hernia repair device GORE® SYNECOR Biomaterial — demonstrate why appropriate tissue reinforcement with these unique biomaterials has been shown to lower the risk for hernia recurrence and may also preserve quality of life (QOL) for patients.
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John D. Scott, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Surgery
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Director
Greenville, South Carolina
Eric J. Mallico, M.D.
Director of Bariatric Surgery
Salisbury, North Carolina