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US News & World Report Rankings

University Hospitals, our flagship academic medical center, ranks among America's best hospitals in 12 methodology ranked specialities for the third year in a row. Our Gastroenterology & GI Surgery ranked #14.

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UH Surgery Faculty 2014

Meet our faculty

Meet our full time surgical faculty, plus additional PHDs, physician assistants and nurse practioners.

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2013 Annual Report has arrived!

The Department of Surgery provides high quality patient care, integrated with clinical and basic science research and intensive teaching at all levels. The 2013 Annual Report has arrived!

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Get the FAQs on Case Surgery

Our FAQ page is a great way to get some fast information all in one place!

Dr. Julian Kim
Vail, Colorado
February 26 - 28, 2015
The reconstruction of abdominal wall defects remains one of the most challenging dilemmas facing surgeons. Congenital, acquired or post traumatic defects all present unique challenges to the reconstructive surgeon. A multitude of prosthetic materials are available to improve outcomes in ventral hernia repair. Both synthetic and biologic meshes have revolutionized approaches to the surgical management of abdominal wall reconstruction. The surgeon can choose from both laparoscopic approaches and open repairs or in certain circumstances a combination of the two. Even though ventral hernia repair remains one of the most common procedures performed, there is little consensus as to the best surgical technique, prosthetic material of choice, or strategies to repair complex defects.