Rockson C. Liu, MD, FACS General Surgery, Epic Care, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
In this case, Dr. Rockson Liu performs a robotic eTEP retrorectus Rives-Stoppa repair of an upper midline primary ventral hernia that was partially reducible but mostly incarcerated, and greater than 6 cm in a 63-year-old female. Robotic ports were placed directly into the retrorectus space. Using the crossover technique, the retrorectus spaces were combined with a preperitoneal bridge of the peritoneum. The defects were closed robotically, and a medium-weight, macroporous polypropylene mesh was placed within the retrorectus space.
Yoko Young Sang, MD Resident Physician General Surgery Louisiana State University Shreveport
Shabir Abadin, MD, MPH (Operating Surgeon) Endocrine and General Surgeon World Surgical Foundation
The patient in this case had an emergency exploratory laparotomy and diverting colostomy several years ago for a perforated colon. Following reversal of the colostomy, she developed an incisional hernia that also involved the stomal site. Here, Dr. Abadin performs an intraperitoneal mesh repair while on a surgical mission in Honduras with the World Surgical Foundation.
Domingo Alvear, MD
Founder, World Surgical Foundation
Lissa Henson, MD
Philippine Society of Pediatric Surgeons
In this case, Dr. Alvear performs a bilateral open inguinal hernia repair on the second of two twin babies while on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation in the Philippines. On one side, the ovary was trapped within the hernia sac. Here, Dr. Alvear demonstrates his technique for preserving the ovary in this setting, which is effective, much quicker, and much safer with fewer complications for anesthesia.