Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing

Summary

This course will enable participants to perfect and practice laparoscopic knot tying and intracorporeal suturing skills, using virtual reality, synthetic and animal-based simulators in our wet lab facility.

This course will give the attendee the opportunity to have a two-way discussion on up-to-date laparoscopic operative management in topics such as laparoscopic hepatobiliary, gastric surgery and small-bowel surgery under the guidance of experienced laparoscopic consultant surgeons. Once suturing techniques have been mastered, participants will practise this skill by performing a common bile duct closure, attaching a Graham's patch to the duodenum, and performing a sutured bowel anastomosis laparoscopically.

Learning outcomes

  • More-efficient performance of intracorporeal suture placement and knot-tying
  • A knowledge of the more complex laparoscopic gallbladder procedures
  • A knowledge of the more complex laparoscopic common bile duct procedures
  • A better practical knowledge of the decision-making and management of peptic ulcer disease
  • An increased confidence in performing a simulated laparoscopic bowel anastomosis.

In this practical course we will use a combination of synthetic and animal tissue (porcine).

Suitable for: This course has been designed for senior registrars in general surgery who are already doing laparoscopic cholecystectomies independently, for example.