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Stay Current: Laparoscopic Pediatric Hernia Repair Live Online Course

Aired on 12.14.2016
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Stay Current: Laparoscopic Pediatric Hernia Repair Live Online Course
This was a half-day course that is focused on teaching the fine points of a particular technique rather than the usual full-day Globalcasts which are centered on the nuances of treatment of disease process.

"Stay Current: Laparoscopic Pediatric Inguinal Hernia Repair"
Recently, the non-mesh laparoscopic pediatric hernia repair in children and adolescents has gained immense popularity. This event, "Stay Current: Laparoscopic Pediatric Inguinal Hernia Repair" was designed to provide practicing surgeons what they need to know in order to perform this procedure on their own and focused on the fine points of the technique.

​We presentedmany of the different options available for the non-mesh lap inguinal hernia repair and then focus on the specific steps of the lap-assisted, percutaneous technique. Live cases only available to ON-SITE participants in Akron, OH, but the didactic portion of the course will be simulcasted for the virtual audience. The different techniques and instrumentation are demonstrated through in-depth, evidence-based discussions, review of edited surgical videos, and discussion of surgical tips and tricks. On-site participants will watch live surgical cases and have the opportunity for direct one on one discussion with the faculty.

Description

This activity is designed for practicing pediatric surgeons, pediatric surgical trainees and adult general surgeons who have an interest in the latest developments and trends in laparoscopy repair of hernias in children.

Directors & Faculty

Directors

Todd Ponsky, MD

Associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Akron Children's Hospital, in Akron, OH. Currently Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics and a Pediatric Surgeon at Akron Children's Hospital. Dr. Ponsky attended Medical School at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from 1995-1999, Residency in General Surgery at The George Washington University in Washington, DC from 1999-2005, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC from 2005-2007, and an Advanced Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, CO from 2007-2008.


Additional Faculty

Agenda

8:00 am - 8:25 am
Inguinal Hernia Controversies
8:25 am - 8:45 am
Laparoscopic vs. Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
8:45 am - 9:30 am
A Review of the Different Technique Options Available for the Lap High Ligation
9:30 am - 9:50 am
Management of the Adolescent Hernia
9:50 am - 10:10 am
Focus on the Percutaneous Repair Technique
10:10 am - 1:00 pm
Live Cases
(On-site participants only)

Topics Covered

Non Mesh Laparoscopic Pediatric Inguinal Hernia Repair

Objectives


  1. Explain the different options available for the laparoscopic pediatric inguinal hernia repair
  2. Identify the specific steps of the lap-assisted, percutaneous technique.
  3. Describe the equipment necessary for this technique
  4. Review the current literature and evidence relating to the laparoscopic pediatric inguinal hernia repair
  5. Contrast benefits and risks of the procedure and how to advise the parents of the pros and cons of the technique