Episode 633

Clinical Challenges in Hernia Surgery: Loss of Domain

EP. 633 •

Jun 29

• 38 MIN

Clinical Challenges in Hernia Surgery: Loss of Domain


In their BTK debut, the Hernia team from Carolinas Medical Center discusses how to approach a hernia patient with loss of domain. This Clinical Challenges episode reviews strategies that optimize patients and provide them with the best chance of fascial closure. So, tune in, and enjoy a data driven conversation with our newest hernia enthusiasts! 

– Sullivan “Sully” Ayuso, MD – PGY4 General Surgery Resident, sullivan.ayuso@gmail.com, Carolinas Medical Center 
– Monica Polcz, MD – Clinical Fellow (PGY-8) in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, monica.polcz@atriumhealth.org, Carolinas Medical Center 
– Vedra Augenstein, MD FACS – Associate Professor of Surgery (11 years in practice), vedra.augenstein@gmail.com, Carolinas Medical Center B 
– Todd Heniford, MD FACS – Professor of Surgery (25 years in practice), todd.heniford@gmail.com, Carolinas Medical Center

Links to articles:
– Katzen et al, Open Preperitoneal Ventral Hernia Repair: Prospective Observational Study of Quality Improvement Outcomes over 18 Years and 1,842 patients, Surgery, 2022
– Bernardi et al, Primary Fascial Closure During Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair Improves Patient Quality of Life: A Multicenter, Blinded Randomized Trial, Ann Surg, 2020
– Deerenberg et al, The Effects of Preoperative Botulinum Toxin A on Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, J Surg Res, 2021
– Bueno-Lledó, Preoperative Progressive Pneumoperitoneum and Botulinum Toxin A in Patients with Large Incisional Hernia, Hernia, 2017
– Maloney et al, Twelve Years of Component Separation Technique in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Surgery, 2021
– Ayuso et al, Delayed Primary Closure (DPC) of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues Following Complex, Contaminated Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (AWR): A Propensity-Matched Study, Surg Endo, 2022

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