Advanced CAWR & Foregut Symposium | Lexington

Dates: Nov 17, 2019 6:15 PM - Nov 18, 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


Advanced CAWR & Foregut Symposium | Lexington 



  • Laparoscopic Hiatal
  • Laparoscopic Ventral
  • Open Component Separation


  • ChloraPrep
  • Phasix
  • Phasix ST
  • Ventralight ST w Echo PS

Additional Info:


An interactive symposium designed for general, trauma, and plastic surgeons involved in complex abdominal wall reconstruction, hiatal hernia repair, and laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.


The purpose of the educational event is to facilitate discussion on successful solutions for managing complex abdominal wall repair (CAWR), hiatal hernia repair, 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, hiatal 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, hiatal hernia repair and laparoscopic ventral hernia repair

• Demonstrate use of BD products in hernia repair



J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS

Eric Smith, DO

Contact Info:

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