Training Course in Operative Laparoscopy

The aim of this course is to master laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendectomy, and the techniques of endoscopic suturing. This course is specially designed to supplement the residency program and is of international standard. The course is also very useful for practicing surgeons who do not have any basic training in Laparoscopic Surgery. The course is equally suitable for junior surgeon starting out in minimal access surgery and the more senior surgeon who is either new to laparoscopy or wishes to refresh his laparoscopic skills.

During the course practical exercises are presented with an increasing level of difficulty and then complete training modules (cholecystectomy) can be repeated as often as the participant requires. Each surgeon will carry out at least 10 cholecystectomies as surgeon and further 10 procedures as a cameraman.

The systematic introduction of the relevant basic techniques (suturing and knotting) as well as the introduction of operative procedure is carried out via video training films.

During concluding theoretical instruction results from literature are analyzed. Here we concentrate particularly on possible complications and how to avoid them. The didactic structure of the course aims at instructing safe surgical techniques.

"This course meets the guidelines as established in the "Framework for Post-Residency Surgical Education and Training" and is endorsed by the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)for the year 2011 only."

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