Course Overview

 The registration fee now includes 1-night accommodation at the 4-star, Marriott Autograph Collection, Bohemian Hotel Celebration.

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Course Overview

Current data suggests there are roughly 1.2 million abdominal hernia repairs in the United States each year with approximately 800,000 of those being inguinal repairs. The MIS approach to inguinal & femoral herniorrhaphy has demonstrated significant clinical benefit through reduced hospital length of stay, reduction in postoperative pain scores, decreased wound morbidity, and earlier return to work. 

Dr. ThakkarUtilizing a strong practical focus, this course will include anatomical, clinical and surgical oriented lectures, anatomical dissection with hands-on supervision and clinical case discussions to consolidate learning objectives. The face-to-face relationship between the faculty and participants makes this course an important technical experience for all specialists who want to improve their abilities to treat abdominal wall hernias as well as better address diagnosis for patients presenting with these hernias.


  • Examine and analyze the surgical techniques and methodology behind MIS inguinal and femoral hernia repairs.
  • Discuss the role of the robotic surgical system in correcting these defects.
  • Discuss Tips and Tricks for the successful adoption of MIS inguinal and femoral hernia repairs in your practice.

Registration fee:  $2,700.00 

Target Audience: General Surgeons


AdventHealth Tampa is accredited by the Florida Medical Association (FMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AdventHealth Tampa designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


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Course Faculty

Darshan Thakkar, MD

Darshan Thakkar, MD

Course Director

Robotic General Surgeon

AdventHealth Tampa and Brandon



Day 1: Fri, Nov 19, 2021


Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place

Celebration, FL 34747