TRAINING: Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

TRAINING: Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Report by Akinfemi Akingboye.
The course I went for on the 8-9th of June 2017 focused on training general surgeons on the need to under the anatomy of the abdominal wall and how the knowledge can be applied in reconstructing complex incisional hernia.
It was organized by the ICENI Center Colchester and held in Cambridge. We were equipped  with various surgical techniques that can be used in achieving closure of hostile or difficult to close abdominal wall after repair of incisional hernia. The role of synthetic and or biological of mesh, tissue expander and botox was explored at great length The magnitude of the problem was emphasized and the global burden that is been created  may eventually necessitate specializing in this field (Complex abdominal wall reconstruction).
Finally, the importance of multi-disciplinary approach  and proper planning was again emphasized . The section was encapsulated in one phrase ”decision before incision”.

Akinfemi Akingboye

I’m currently the general surgeon at the Russell Hall Hospital, Dudley, West Midlands, England. My research work was on elucidating the role of growth factors in complex wounds at the Queen Mary University of London. I am a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon, England and an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy of England. I contribute to humanitarian work in developing countries. I am happily married with 2 lovely daughters. My other interests outside of medicine includes, studying natural history of wild life, photography and playing Badminton.