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Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium MISS Optional Hands-On Workshops

MISS Workshops

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Optional Hands-On Workshops


Improve Your Skills: Laparoscopic Suturing     

Workshop Co-Directors:
Ninh Nguyen, MD, FASMBS and Brian Smith, MD

Workshop Overview and Target Audience:
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.

Objectives:
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
Agenda:
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
Please note: MISS Hands-on Workshops are open to MISS registrants only. Click here to register now.

Improve Your Skills: Interventional Endoscopy     


Workshop Co-Directors:
Ninh Nguyen, MD, FASMBS and Kevin Reavis, MD

Workshop Overview and Target Audience
This workshop features endoscopic techniques for therapeutic endoscopy, including clipping, thermal ablation, balloon dilation, and endoscopic stenting. The workshop is designed for practicing general and bariatric surgeons who wish to improve their endoscopy skills.

Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the indications for diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
  • Describe endoscopic technique for performing hemostasis
  • Learn the technique of balloon dilation for the treatment of stomal stenosis
  • Understand the role of endoscopic stent placement
  • Understand the technique for endoscopic antireflux procedure









Agenda
10:45 am Lecture on technique for all tasks listed below
11:15 am Therapeutic endoscopy lab: 7 Duplicate stations (14 in all)
  •    Balloon dilation
  •    Deployment of flexible covered stent
  •    Hemostasis: injection therapy
  •    Hemostasis: thermal ablation
  •    Hemostasis: clips
  •    Esophyx station
  •    OverStitch station

12:45 pm Adjourn
Please note: MISS Hands-on Workshops are open to MISS registrants only. Click here to register now.