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Hernia; anatomy and pathophysiology with principles of management

21st May 2020


This webinar will discuss the basics of abdominal wall and groin hernia. We will cover sites, anatomy, classification and some clinical features as well as risks and complications of hernia in general.


Mr Colin Weir

Colin Weir is a general and vascular surgeon based at Southern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland since 1996. He is an honorary clinical lecturer for Queen’s University , Belfast and previously has been a Director of Medical Education, a member of the national steering group of ATLS (UK), and has been course Director at ATLS, ATLS instructor and Basic Surgical Skills courses. He currently enjoys learning Italian and can now make a great sourdough bread since lockdown.


Ms Cynthia Borg

Ms Cynthia-Michelle Borg qualified as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malta in 1997. After foundation and basic surgical training at St Luke’s Hospital, she moved to the UK for specialist training. She completed a research degree (MD University of London), focusing on the changes in gut hormones after bariatric surgery.

Ms Borg completed her specialist surgical training in upper GI, general and bariatric surgery in London and North-East Thames region. Cynthia completed a laparoscopic and bariatric surgical fellowship at University College Hospital, London. In 2012, she was appointed as a Lead Consultant Surgeon at University Hospital Lewisham.

Her specialist clinical and research interests are bariatric and metabolic surgery. She also has a keen interest in laparoscopic abdominal surgery, in particular the management of gallstone disease and gastro-oesophageal reflux.


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