A two day practical course aimed at vets who are interested in learning the skills required to perform laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery in companion animals.

The course will consist of lectures and wet-lab (cadaver) practical sessions. There will be a full laparoscopy station and cadaver for every two delegates.

Many practices are considering starting laparoscopy surgery. Others may have some endoscopy equipment but need advice on which additional items are required to perform Laparoscopic procedures. This course, taught by Tim Charlesworth and provided through Freelance Surgical, is designed to help both groups.

Course Content
  • Equipment – selection, cleaning and maintenance
  • Anaesthesia for routine and emergency laparoscopy
  • Diathermy and Vessel Sealers – available options
  • Establishing pneumoperitoneum - controversies about how to get started.
  • Biopsy techniques – liver, pancreas, kidney
  • Neutering – ovariectomy, ovariohysterectomy
Learning Objectives

By the end of the course it is expected that delegates will be confident in the basics of laparoscopic surgery and to perform the outlined surgical techniques.

Numbers are strictly limited to ensure everybody receives the attention and time needed to fully develop their skills during the course.

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