Advanced CAWR & Foregut Symposium | Lexington

Dates: May 05, 2019 6:15 PM - May 06, 2019 2:30 PM

Event Location: University of Kentucky, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY, 40536-, US

Program Faculty:

  • J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS
  • Eric Smith, DO


Comprehensive Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Symposium | Lexington



  • Laparoscopic Ventral
  • Open Component Separation


  • Phasix
  • Ventralight ST w Echo PS

Additional Info:


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


The purpose of the educational event is to facilitate discussion on successful solutions for managing complex abdominal wall repair (AWR), laparoscopic ventral hernia repair, and to understand the proper use of Ventralight ST Mesh w/ Echo™, Phasix™ Mesh and Phasix ST™ Mesh. Discussion will include review of preclinical and clinical data, science and technology of products, economics of AWR, and various techniques for the reconstruction of the abdominal wall and laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs. From the conference room, surgeons will observe recorded cases. The faculty will moderate and host Q&A throughout the cases
to enhance the educational experience. Surgeons will then have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on animal lab under the direct supervision of faculty.


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

• Gain new insights into advanced techniques for complex abdominal wall repair and laparoscopic ventral hernia repair

• Demonstrate use of BD products in hernia repair



J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS

Contact Info:

Please contact Kathryn Pirolli at (401) 825- 8723 or email