Masterclass on Parastomal Hernia: Prevention and Repair

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: June 12th 2012

Location: Peninsula Medical School, Exeter EX2 5DW

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Course aims

This 1-day Masterclass will focus on the issues surrounding prevention and repair of parastomal hernias. Updates on recent evidence and randomised controlled trials will be provided, and delegates will be able to compare and contrast a variety of surgical techniques. Interactive discussions on choice of mesh and complex abdominal wall reconstruction will be combined with the stoma therapist and patient’s perspective of parastomal hernia.

Target Audience:

  • Consultant surgeons
  • Surgical trainees (ST3 and above)
  • Allied Health Professionals (Colorectal specialist nurses, stoma therapists etc)

Faculty – including an International Guest Speaker

  • Mr Ian Daniels, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
  • Dr Neil Ellis, System Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery , Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mr Nader Francis, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Yeovil District Hospital
  • Mr Matt Tutton, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Colchester University Hospital FT
  • Mr Alex Hotouras, Surgical Research Fellow to Prof. N Williams, Royal London Hospital
  • Mr Neil Smart, Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellow, Colchester University Hospital FT
  • Sister Julie Burton, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Yeovil District Hospital
  • Patient representatives (from Colostomy Association & Yeovil District Hospital)

Outline programme

  • What is a parastomal hernia?
  • Life with a parastomal hernia: the Patient's perspective
  • How to assess a Stoma/ Parastomal hernia
  • Recent evidence/ trials
  • Prevention of parastomal hernias – the case for and against prophylactic mesh
  • Parallel sessions for surgeons and AHPs will include:
    • Surgical options for repair (open and laparoscopic repair options, what is the ideal mesh?)
    • Complex situations (intra-abdominal wall prolapse, fistulating parastomal hernia etc)
    • Where should a stoma be sited?
    • Appliances for hernia
    • Delivery of a specialist stoma service


Consultants £100
Surgical Trainees: £75
Other Healthcare professionals: £50

Bookings can be made online at by email or phone to 01935 384529.

Contact us:
Telephone: 01935 384529
Email: (SWSTN Administrator: Mrs Elaine Cox)
Email: (SWSTN Manager: Dr Fiona Carter)