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Hernia Fellowship

Essentials of Endoscopic Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery (Fellowship)
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Course description

This course provides a comprehensive overview of management of groin, ventral and incisional abdominal wall hernias. The course commences with an exhaustive and detailed description of the endoscopic (posterior approach) anatomy of the groin and anterior abdominal wall. The operative procedures presented are Total extraperitoneal repair (TEP), transabdominal preperitoneal repair (TAPP) for groin hernias and intraperitoneal onlay mesh repair (IPOM), transabdominal partially extraperitoneal repair (TAPE), transabdominal complete extraperitoneal repair (TACE) for ventral / incisional abdominal wall hernia. A description of available mesh prosthesis and fixation devices is provided.

 

The Fellowship course is suitable for participants desirous of obtaining a detailed overview of endoscopic hernia surgery. It is expected that participants would have previously gained exposure to basic laparoscopic surgery (Diagnostic Laparoscopy, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Appendicectomy).

 

Participants can expect to observe about 40 – 50 live surgical procedures (endoscopic hernia repairs) during the month of training

 

Simulated endotraining consists of varied monoeuvres and exercises to develop and improve hand eye coordination and to develop skills in laparoscopic suturing and knotting. Instructional videos are provided to establish and reinforce concepts gained from live operative demonstrations and didactic lectures.

 

At the end of the fellowship course, participants shall obtain requisite information and background to be in a position to commence endoscopic hernia repair in their practice.

Course Duration Course Inclusions
Hernia Fellowship 1 month
  • 100 hours of Live Surgical Demonstration in OR
  • 20 hours of interactive sessions
  • 18 hours of Didactic lectures
  • 8 sessions of hands-on simulated endo training
  • 8 sessions of instructional videos
*Limited scholarships available from Foundation for Indian nationals