Robert Fitzgibbons, MD, is the Harry E. Stuckenhoff Professor of Surgery at Creighton University School of Medicine and the Director of the Center for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction at Creighton University Medical Center. Dr. Fitzgibbons’ clinical and research efforts over the last 18 years have focused on minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery techniques relating to the management of abdominal wall hernias. He has been instrumental in developing specific instruments and methods for the surgical repair of hernias.
Dr. Fitzgibbons has made over 400 national and international presentations on subjects dealing primarily with hernia management and is the author of some 300 scholarly publications, including peer and non-peer reviewed articles, books, book chapters and videotapes, mostly dealing with treatment of abdominal wall hernias. Dr Fitzgibbons has been married to his wife Karen for 28 years and has three daughters ranging in age from 17 to 25.