March 16 - 19, 2020

Aria Las Vegas




-- Hernia/Foregut Agenda

We are in the process of putting together the 2020 MISS program. Click below to find a list of topics that will be included in our 2020 Hernia and Foregut agenda.


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Our most recent (2019) program agenda is found below to give you a feel for our format and schedule.   SIGN UP for email updates to be informed when our full 2020 program is posted.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019


Hernia Session I
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM


Understanding Abdominal Wall Anatomy as It Relates to AWR
Igor Belyansky, MD

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM


Perioperative Management of the Hernia Patient Based on Collaborative Learning
Michael Rosen, MD

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM


Biologic and Biosynthetic Prosthetics: What Role if Any in AWR?
Ajita Prabhu, MD

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM


Q&A Panel

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM



1:00 PM - 1:45 PM


Luncheon Symposium (Non-CME)
Bridging the Gap of Postoperative Analgesia
Faculty: Loran Mounir Soliman, MD
Sponsored by: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM



Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall


Hernia Session II
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM


Introduction of Robotics into Your Hernia Practice: Should I and How?
Igor Belyansky, MD

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM


Robotic Repair of Inguinal Hernias is the Future
Ajita Prabhu, MD

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM


Robotic Repair of Inguinal Hernias is Overkill
B. Todd Heniford, MD

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty


Foregut Program Session I: GERD

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM


Diagnosis and Conservative Treatment of GERD
James C. "Butch"Rosser, Jr, MD

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM


Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation
William O. Richards, MD

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM


Procedure Choice:  Should the Patient Decide?
Marina Kurian, MD

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM


Video-Based Assessment for Fundoplication
Aurora Pryor, MD

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM



HERNIA: continued

Hernia Session III
Challenging Hernia Situations
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM


Parastomal Hernia - Prevention and Treatment
Michael Rosen, MD

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM


Flank Hernia and Denervation Flank Bulge: When to Repair and How
Ajita Prabhu, MD

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM


Loss of Domain: Tips, Tricks, and Strategy
Igor Belyansky, MD

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM



Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Igor Belyansky, MD; Ajita Prabhu, MD and Michael Rosen, MD


Hernia Session IV
Contemporary Topics
Moderator: Guy R. Voeller, MD

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM


#MeshIsbad: How Do We Talk to Our Patients?
B. Todd Heniford, MD

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM


Ventral Hernia Repair in 2019: Are We Making This Too Complicated?
Michael Rosen, MD

 6:15 PM - 6:30 PM


Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
B. Todd Heniford, MD

6:30 PM - 6:45 PM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty
B. Todd Heniford, MD; B. Todd Heniford, MD and Michael Rosen, MD

 6:45 PM


Hernia Program adjourns


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

6:45 AM



7:10 AM - 7:55 AM


Breakfast Symposium (Non-CME)
Clinical Data and Case Experience on an Innovative Hybrid Mesh - A Review of over 300 Patients
Faculty: Cheguevara Afaneh, MD, FACS and Carl Doerhoff, MD, FA
Sponsored by: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

FOREGUT: continued

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM


Surgical Treatment of Barrett's
William O. Richards, MD

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM


GERD and Obesity:  Is there a Clear Choice?
Marina Kurian, MD

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty


Foregut Program Session II


8:45 AM - 9:00 AM


How to Assess Motility
Steven P. Bowers Jr, MD

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM


Managing EGJ Outlet Obstruction
William O. Richards, MD:

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM


New Options for Gastroparesis
John H. Rodriguez, MD

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM



10:15 AM - 10:30 AM


Dealing with the Tough Hiatus
Aurora Pryor, MD

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Should we Use Mesh in PEH?
Marina Kurian, MD

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM


Reoperative PEH
Steven P. Bowers Jr, MD

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty


Foregut Program adjourns

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