CMC Laparoscopic Hernia Symposium

Dates: Feb 27, 2020 6:00 PM - Feb 28, 2020 4:00 PM

Event Location: Carolinas Medical Center, 1025 Morehead Medical Dr, Charlotte, NC, 28203, US

Program Faculty:

  • Kent Kercher, MD, FACS
  • Timothy Kuwada, MD, FACS, FASMBS


CMC Laparoscopic Hernia Symposium



  • Laparoscopic Inguinal – TAPP
  • Laparoscopic Inguinal – TEPP
  • Laparoscopic Ventral


  • 3DMax
  • CapSure
  • Echo 2.0
  • OptiFix
  • Ventralight ST w Echo PS

Additional Info:

An interactive symposium designed for general surgeons involved in laparoscopic inguinal and ventral hernia repairs

The purpose of the educational event is to facilitate discussion on successful solutions for managing laparoscopic ventral and inguinal hernia repairs and to understand the proper use of CapSure™ Permanent Fixation System, OptiFix™ Absorbable Fixation System, Ventralight™ ST Mesh w/ Echo 2™ and 3D Max™ Mesh. Discussion will include the review of the evolution of laparoscopic repairs, preclinical and clinical data, science and technology of products, and simple step by step laparoscopic hernia repair techniques. Surgeons will have the opportunity to observe live cases from inside the operating room.

• Review current literature for hernia repair techniques, materials, and patient management strategies
• Gain new insights into advanced techniques for laparoscopic inguinal and ventral hernia repair
• Demonstrate use of BD products in hernia repair



Kent Kercher, MD, FACS

Timothy Kuwada, MD, FACS

Contact Info:

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