Prevention and repair of parastomal hernia training

Aimed at delegates with early experience in managing patients with parastomal hernia.

Attendees were exposed to open and laparoscopic approaches for the prevention and repair of Parastomal Hernia.

Course content

This one-day workshop comprised theoretical instructions and practical exercises for the
safe and effective application of open and laparoscopic approaches for the repair and prevention of parastomal hernia. World experts discussed surgical anatomy of abdominal wall, need and timing for repair of parastomal hernia, abdominal wall reconstruction, techniques for prophylactic mesh reinforcement and repair of parastomal hernia.

Learning objectives

Attendee gained the following:

  • Learned about the indications, patient selection and outcomes for repair of parastomal hernia.
  • Learned about the technical challenges associated with different types of repairs.
  • Learned about pitfalls in consent and choices of meshes.
  • Learned about basic principles of dissection for component separation.
  • The ability to perform prevention and repair procedures on models.


09:00 – 09:10     Welcome & Introduction: Imran Aslam (UK)

09:10 – 09:20     Surgical anatomy of abdominal wall: Ines Rubio Perez (Spain)

09:20 – 09:45     Parastomal hernia: scale of the problem, need and timing for repair - Neil Smart (UK)

09:45 – 10:10     Techniques for prophylactic mesh reinforcement of permanent stoma - Philipp Kirchhoff (Switzerland)

10:10 – 10:30     Patient prospective and non-operative management of parastomal hernia (Stoma Nurse)

10:30 – 11:00     Repair of parastomal hernia: techniques and outcome comparison - Jan Lambrecht (Norway)

11:20 – 11:45     Abdominal wall reconstruction - Miguel García Ureña (Spain)

11:45 – 12:10     Advantages and pitfalls in Component Separation Techniques - Sanjay Chaudhri (UK)

12:10 – 12:45     Video of techniques (Faculty)

12:45 – 13:15     Case discussions

14:00 – 15:30      Hands-on work: parastomal hernia repair and prevention techniques (All faculty)

15:45 – 16:30      Hands-on work: component separation for large incisional hernia (All faculty)


Course director

Muhammad Imran Aslam (UK)

Muhammad Imran Aslam

ESCP Affiliates