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A four-day course aimed at Lower GI surgeons and senior trainees who wish to learn more about laparoscopic approaches to the Lower GI system.

The course provides:

  • 'hands on' experience
  • individual tuition and feedback
  • clear explanations and guidelines
  • discussion sessions
  • live operative demonstration.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course each attendee should be able to:

  • Explain the pros and cons of laparoscopic colorectal surgery and make an informed decision about their own future practice
  • Describe the techniques for obtaining vascular control in lap. colorectal surgery
  • Debate the place of lap colorectal surgery for cancer
  • Describe the indications, methods of patient selection, patient information, risks and complications related to laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Form a plan for starting out in their own clinical training for lap colorectal cases
  • Outline the important anatomical considerations related to laparoscopic colectomy
  • Explain the risks inherent in use of energised dissection and means of avoiding complications related to such devices
  • Demonstrate certain key skills related to lap colorectal surgery.
  • Positioning of trocars and instruments according to basic ergonomic principles
  • Safe laparoscopic dissection techniques
  • Safe deployment of a laparoscopic stapling device


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