Bruce TullohYear of primary qualification: 1981

Current institution: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK

Title of presentation: Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (Trainees Video Session)

Learning objectives: From this video you will see several techniques used to reduce recurrence rate and minimise post op complications with both a laterally-placed ventral hernia and a small umbilical hernia.

Clinical/research background

Bruce completed his surgical specialty training in Melbourne, Australia, and then worked for ten years as a general surgeon in the rural Australian community of Echuca-Moama before relocating to Edinburgh in 2002 where he developed his special interests in general abdominal laparoscopic surgery, bariatrics and hernia surgery. He has published widely on a wide variety of general surgery topics. Bruce and colleagues from the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh hosted the successful European Hernia Society meeting in Edinburgh in May 2014.

Relevant peer-reviewed publications

  1. Tse G, Stuchfield BM, Duckworth AD, de Beaux AC, Tulloh B. Pseudo-recurrence following laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia repair. Hernia 2010; 14: 583-587.
  2. de Beaux AC, Tulloh B. Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Br J Surg 2012; 99: 1319-1320. (Leading Article).
  3. Connor K, Brady RR, Tulloh B, de Beaux AC. Smartphone applications (apps) for bariatric surgery. Obes Surg 2013; Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print].
  4. Leeman MF, Wards C, Duxbury M, de Beaux AC, Tulloh B. The intra-gastric balloon for pre-operative weight loss in bariatric surgery: is it worthwhile?  Obes Surg 2013; 23: 1262-1265.
  5. Malik A, Macdonald ADH, de Beaux AC, Tulloh BR.  The peritoneal flap hernioplasty for repair of large ventral and  incisional hernias. Hernia 2014; 18: 39-45.
  6. Connor K, Brady RRW, de Beaux AC, Tulloh B. Contemporary hernia smartphone applications (apps). Hernia 2014; 18: 557-561

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