Laparascopic Repair of Complex Incisional and Para-Stomal Hernias
Burst Strength of Ventral Hernia Repairs in a Chronic Porcine Model:
Fixation Burst Strength of Ventral Hernia Repairs:
REDUCING COMPLICATION RATES
Published in JSLS in October 2003
Dr, G. Kevin Gillian, MD
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the modern “gold standard” for gallbladder extraction, but its level of difficulty and morbidity are often underappreciated by referring physicians and patients. The surgical community is quick to point to the humanistic benefit patients derive from a successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy, but quietly fears the consequences of the infrequent, but devastating, bile duct injury (BDI). These complications reached an incidence of 0.4% to 0.8% during early experiences with laparoscopic cholecystectomy .
A Practice devoted to Minimally Invasive Surgery and Laparoscopy.
The Virginia Hernia Institute is a division of the surgical practice of G. Kevin Gillian, M.D, F.A.C.S. He is a Board Certified General Surgeon with unique Fellowship Training in Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Althought this is a "private" practice the Institute participates in ongoing surgical research, educational video production, surgeon education as well as national and international presentations and surgical preceptorships. He and his partner Dr David Weintritt have established Surgical Specialists of Northern Virginia to provide state of the art surgical care to patients in the Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland and D.C. Metro Area.
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A broad spectrum of surgical services are available in this practice but the major focus is on providing state of the art surgery via minimally invasive and less painful techniques. Quite a few of our procedures can be done conveniently and privately under local anesthesia in the office. Below is a list of some of the procedures provided for our patients. This list is meant to be informative and usefull but it is not a complete list. Please call the office is you have any questions about your particular problem.
All of the following procedures are performed laparoscopically at a hospital with incisions that are typically 0.5 -1cm in size. Many are done as outpatient surgery so that you can go home the same day.
This practice has a strong history of incorporating the latest technology and best surgical techniques for our surgical education programs and more impotantly for our patients. Dr Gillian has been training surgeons in all areas of laparoscopic surgery in all regions of the country as well as producing training videos since completing his Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in 1999. He routininely runs courses in laparoscopic hernia repair and is a consultant for surgical equipment companies. In addition to an active research and presentation schedule Dr. Gillian participates and performs live surgery at the International Hernia Symposium in Weisbaden, Germany every year since 2004. If you have any questions about how we could be of service to you please contact us, we are happy to help.