February 26 - March 1, 2014, Venetian/Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas
  Join us for the premier meeting of thought leaders and pioneers in minimally invasive surgery.  
Topics: Hernia • Foregut • Colon • Bariatric/Metabolic
Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Hernia and Foregut Agenda

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hernia Part 1

Postoperative Groin Herniorraphy Inguinodynia
10:00-10:15 AM Operative Techniques to Lessen Postop Inguinodynia; What to do with Nerves; Options for Mesh Fixation; Other Tricks
Guy Voeller, MD
10:15-10:30 AM Predicting and Lessening Postop Inguinodynia- There is an App for This!
B. Todd Heniford, MD
10:30-10:45 AM Does Mesh Type and/or Density Matter;
Biologic,Biosynthetic,Synthetic?
Yuri Novitsky
10:45-11:00 AM Q&A Panel Discussion
Ventral/Incisional Hernia
11:00-11:15 AM Components Separation-Options,When to Do,How to Do,New Technologies to Decrease Skin Ischemia
Maurice Nahabedian,MD
11:15-11:30 AM Prevention and Treatment of Parastomal Hernias - Can You Prevent in The Long Term - Can You Truly "Cure" Long Term?
Mike Rosen, MD
11:30-11:45 AM Transversus Abdominis Release - What, When, HOW, Why, Results!
Yuri Novitsky, MD
11:45 AM-12:00 PM Q&A Panel Discussion
12:00-1:00 PM Luncheon Symposium (Non-CME)
Leveraging IHMR Data to Predict Outcomes in Hernia Repair
Faculty: B. Todd Heniford, MD
Sponsored by: Ethicon
1:00-1:30 PM Dessert Break Exhibit Hall

Foregut Program Part 1

1:30-1:45 PM Gastroenterologist view of GERD and Who Should and Should Not Go to Surgery
Jack DiPalma, MD
1:45-2:00 PM LINX, Endoscopic Treatment of GERD
Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
2:00-2:15 PM Gastroparesis Diagnosis and Treatment
William Richards, MD
2:15-2:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
2:30-2:45 PM Medical treatment for Barrett's Esophagus
Jack DiPalma, MD
2:45-3:00 PM Surgical Treatment for Barrett's Esophagus
William Richards, MD
3:00-3:15 PM Post op complications, Redo Nissen, Robotics
Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
3:15-3:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty
3:30-3:45 PM Refreshment Break/Exhibits

Hernia Part 2

Quality in Hernia Repair -You Will Be Judged!
3:45-4:00 PM Predicting and Impacting Quality of Life After Hernia Repair
B. Todd Heniford, MD
4:00-4:15 PM Quality Collaboration-The New Paradigm;
What it Is, What Does It Mean for the Surgeon
Mike Rosen, MD
4:15-4:30 PM The Cost and Prevention of Complications: It's More Than the Money!
B. Todd Heniford, MD
4:30-4:45 PM Q&A Panel Discussion
Various Issues and Techniques In Hernia Repair
4:45-5:00 PM Synthetic versus Biologic Mesh for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: The Evidence and Recommendations
Maurice Nahabedian, MD
5:00-5:15 PM Closing the Defect in Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia; Why,When, How and Limitations
Yuri Novitsky, MD
5:15-5:30 PM Use of Synthetic Mesh in the Contaminated Fields: A New Paradigm?
Mike Rosen, MD
5:30-5:45 PM Q&A Panel Discussion

Foregut Program Part 2

6:00 - 6:15 PM Laparoscopic Pancreatic Resections
Nipun Merchant, MD
6:15 - 6:30 PM Small Bowel Enteroscopy and Therapy
Jack DiPalma, MD
6:30 - 6:45 PM Laparoscopic Liver Resections
Nipun Merchant, MD
6:45 - 7:00 PM GIST Tumors
William Richards, MD
7:00 - 7:15 PM Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
7:15 - 7:30 PM Q&A/Panel with Faculty