March 18th Afternoon


Panel: Difficulties and Complications in Ventral Hernia Repair

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Session Chair: David Ianitti, MD
Session Co-chair: Michael Pucci, MD

Session Description

Commonly performed by abdominal surgeons, ventral hernia repairs can pose challenging circumstances and complications. In this session, focus will be placed on appropriate patient selection and management of intraoperative and postoperative complications.

Session Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe specific patient factors to optimize prior to ventral hernia repair

  • Better manage intra-operative contamination during hernia repair

  • Describe advanced techniques for closure and repair of the complicated hernia

  • Improved identification and management of postoperative mesh infections

Session Outline

Time Presentation Title Faculty Name

Panel: Difficulties and Complications in Ventral Hernia Repair


Management of Incidental Contamination During Ventral Hernia Repair

Gina Adrales, MD, MPH


Closure of the Difficult Abdomen

Kristi Harold, MD
2:40pm Management of Wound and Mesh Infections B.

Todd Heniford, MD

3:00pm Prevention of Ventral Hernia Complications Robert Martindale, MD
3:20pm Q&A


Session: Emerging Technology (non-CME)

3:30PM - 6:00PM

Session Chair: Shawn Tsuda, MD
Session Co-chair: Giovanni Dapri, MD PhD

The Emerging Technology Session of the SAGES 2016 Annual Meeting features the latest and newest techniques and technologies in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery. This 3 hour session is addressed to surgeons searching for new technologies, to medical staff open to future perspectives and to industry partners investing research in new developments. Careful selection of abstracts featuring new research and products will assure that attendees can take away key messages tailored for the near future. The abstract submission deadline will be in early 2016 to allow for late-breaking developments.

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