OHSU Comprehensive AWR Mini-Fellowship

Dates: Apr 29, 2019 12:15 PM - Apr 30, 2019 3:00 PM

Event Location: Oregon Health & Science University Hospital, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR, 97239-, US

Program Faculty:

  • Robert Martindale, MD, PhD, FACS
  • Sean Orenstein, MD, FACS


OHSU Comprehensive AWR Mini-Fellowship



  • Laparoscopic Ventral
  • Open Posterior Component Separation
  • TAR


  • OptiFix
  • Phasix
  • Phasix ST
  • Ventralight ST w Echo PS
  • XenMatrix AB

Additional Info:


An interactive symposium designed for general, plastic, and trauma surgeons involved in complex abdominal wall reconstruction


The purpose of this comprehensive 1.5 day educational event is to facilitate discussion on successful solutions for managing laparoscopic and complex abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) and understand the proper use of mesh materials. Discussion will include review of preclinical and clinical data, science and technology of products, economics of AWR, pre-op risk reduction, and various techniques for the reconstruction of the abdominal wall. Surgeons will have an opportunity to participate in a hands-on cadaver lab under the direct supervision of faculty.


• Review current literature for hernia repair techniques, materials, and patient management strategies

• Gain new insights into advanced surgical techniques for complex abdominal wall repair

• Demonstrate use of Bard products in hernia repair



Sean Orenstein, MD, FACS

Robert Martindale, MD, PhD, FACS

Contact Info:

Please contact Kathryn Pirolli at (401) 825- 8723 or email kathryn.pirolli@crbard.com.