Advanced Laparoscopy


Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) is an effective, single-stage treatment for choledocholithiasis. However, LCBDE requires specific cognitive and technical skills, is infrequently performed by surgeons in Ireland, and currently lacks suitable training and assessment modalities outside of the operating room.

To address this gap in training, a simulator model for transcystic and transcholedochal LCBDE will be used in the Simulation Lab in RCSI. This will work in tandem with LCBDE kits from Cook Medical for use by faculty and trainees on this course, so as to make the simulation as real-life as possible.

Learning outcomes

  • Awareness of indications for and evidence supporting LCBDE
  • Knowledge of surgical techniques and approaches, as well as complications associated with LCBDE
  • Training in the use of LCBDE kits that are used in clinical practice – both trans-cystic and trans-choledochal approaches
  • Knowledge of guidelines for integration of LCBDE into clinical practice

Suitable for: Senior registrars in hepatobiliary and general surgery, who have experience in performing laparoscopy procedures