The Acutely Incarcerated Hernia: What to Do?

Des Moines, IA US
January 22, 2015

The General Surgery Didactic Program is an addition to Mercy Medical Center's expansive general surgery exposure. A wide variety of general surgical and subspecialty training is administered within the tertiary care facility and is taught by fellowship-trained faculty.

Intended Audience

Nurses, physicians, surgeons, residents, medical students, and other interested health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the burden of disease due to incisional hernias.
  2. Evaluate a patient presenting with an incarcerated incisional hernia.
  3. Discuss the acute surgical management of the incarcerated incisional hernia.
  4. Recornize that technique of surgical intervention should be individualized based on patient and anatomic factors.

Case Moderator

Luis J. Garcia, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Dr. Garcia indicated no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.


Speaker(s) will disclose to attendees the nature of any financial relationships they have with the commercial firms providing support as well as the commercial manufacturers of products and/or the providers of services discussed in their presentations. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Continuing Education Credit

DO: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the guidelines from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through the sponsorship of Des Moines University (DMU) and Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines. DMU is accredited by the AOA and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/22/2015 - 7:00am CST
Event ends: 
01/22/2015 - 8:00am CST
Mercy Medical Center
1111 6th Avenue
East Conference Room #7
Des Moines, IA 50314
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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