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Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium MISS Optional Hands-On Workshops
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Optional Hands-On Workshops - SOLD OUT

Improve Your Skills: Laparoscopic Suturing     
8:15 am – 10:15 am

Workshop Director:
Brian Smith, MD
Workshop Co-Directors:
Marcelo W. Hinojosa, M.D. and Matthew Y.C. Lin, M.D.
Workshop Faculty:
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS and Barry A. Salky, MD

This course provides an overview of laparoscopic suturing skills and how they allow surgeons to advance to an expert level by adding the flexibility of intracorporeal suturing and knot tying. The workshop is designed for practicing general and bariatric surgeons who wish to improve on their laparoscopic suturing skills.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Perform advanced suturing techniques including tissue approximation, knot tying, and completion of a hand-sewn anastomosis
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of intra-corporeal suturing
  • Apply intracorporeal suturing techniques to manage common laparoscopic surgical problems
8:15 am Overview of Tools and Suture Material
Principles of Efficient Laparoscopic Suturing
How to Tie a Knot: Free Needle and Hand-Held Device
Special Techniques: Staple-Line Reinforcement, Closure of Mesenteric Defects and Construction
of a Hand-Sewn Anastomosis
8:45 am Suture Lab
Practice Sewing an Anastomosis with Free-Needle and Hand-Held Devices
10:15 am Adjourn