February 28 - March 3, 2017 Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium MISS Optional Hands-On Workshops

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Optional Hands-On Workshops

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

Workshop Faculty:
Bradley Davis, MD, FACS, FASCRS and Barry A. Salky, MD
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.
8:15 AM 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
Suture Lab
8:45 AM Practice Sewing an Anastomosis with Free-Needle and Hand-Held Devices
10:15 AM Adjourn

Flexible Endoscopy
10:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Workshop Co-Directors:
Marcelo W. Hinojosa, M.D. and Matthew Y.C. Lin, M.D.
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.
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.
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