Cutting Edge Repair of Complicated Ventral Hernias Using Components Separation, Tissue Expansion, and Mesh Mon, Sep 23 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

This course will present cutting edge advances in abdominal wall reconstruction including materials used and techniques performed. We will cover numerous topics including choice of mesh (synthetic, biologic and long-term resorbable), choice of mesh plane inset, types of component separation and advances in component separation techniques, tips and tricks for successful outcomes, soft tissue management and appropriate use of flaps for coverage. We will also discuss outcomes that are achievable with various patient populations and prehabilitation to optimize success. This will be a comprehensive course to address numerous applications of abdominal wall reconstruction. We will not only cover complex hernia repair, but also oncologic resection and trauma. Information and techniques gained from this course will provide attendees with the most up-to-date methods to perform a successful abdominal wall reconstruction.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Outline the pros and cons of the various meshes and their indications for their use.
  2. Identify the techniques of different component separation procedures and be aware of technical advances for each.
  3. Recognize the important risk factors for complications and how to optimize prehabilitation for patients undergoing elective abdominal wall reconstruction.
  4. Outline numerous tips and tricks to optimize outcomes.
  5. Identify appropriate soft tissue management techniques, including flap reconstruction.

Program Subject to Change

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.