Benefits of the Abdominal Wall Course

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The Clinically Focused Robotic Series: Abdominal Wall Course, or RAWS for short, is a course taught at the Nicholson Center which exhibits the most cutting-edge method by which to treat one of the most common cases in the United States each year, abdominal hernia repairs.

The Modern Method

With 1.2 million cases each year, repairs on hernias of the abdominal wall are one of the most routine procedures for specialists to deal with. With that in mind, minimizing complications and employing the most unobtrusive corrective measures is crucial. Robotic surgery is a key means by which to help meet these criteria. Learning to utilize robots in this context is therefore in the best interest of all parties involved. You can learn more about the benefits of working with robots on this blog post.

A Wholistic Approach

The RAWS course is designed not only to teach the practices necessary to perform abdominal wall procedures, but to

do so in a wholistic way that includes the clinical, surgical, and anatomical aspects of administering RAWS. This multifaceted approach aims to teach physicians more than solely how to perform the surgeries, by exploring the anatomical nature of the surgical methods and by making the dissections as immersive as possible.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the RAWS course, participants will walk away with exposure to the surgical techniques and methodology behind abdominal wall hernia repairs. They will also gain an understanding of the role of robotic surgical systems in correcting abdominal wall defects, and walk away well-versed in component separation techniques and their indicators on complex abdominal wall cases. The Nicholson Center strives to create an interactive learning environment by encouraging an open dialogue between the participants and faculty during the course.

Course Directors

Our Florida Hospital course directors Eduardo Parra-Davila, MD, FACS, FASCRS and Flavio Malcher, MD, MSc, FACS have put together a world renown, international faculty to lead this course.

Eduardo Parra-Davila, MD, FACS, FASCRS: Director for Minimally Invasive and Colorectal Surgery, Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction at Florida Hospital Celebration Health

Flavio Malcher, MD, MSc, FACS: Director of Clinical Research and Education at Celebration Center for Surgery

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