On April 20-22, 2016 the CSI held a three day workshop on laparoscopic herniology where a group of surgeons from Odessa, Poltava, Kiev, Kharkov and Khelnitskiy were present.
The course program was very intensive. The leading experts of the NIST after A. Shalimov Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery Department Candidates of Medicine S. Kosukhno, A. Kalashnikov and A. Perekhrestenko shared their advanced experience with the surgeons present.
The theory part of the seminar included lectures on laparoscopic methods for inguinal hernia treatment, difference between TAP and TEPP methods, laparoscopy hernioplasty for post-operative and umbilical hernia. The course participants could exercise on laparoscopic simulators.
A Covidien representative introduced the company’s devices for hernioplasty (mesh prostheses, herniostaplers).
At the Experimental Department the surgeons exercised in the methods of laparoscopy hernioplastics (TAPP, TEP, IPOM, fundoplication). During the training the surgeons practised setting mesh prostheses, herniostaplers and their fixation by herniostaplers.
The Center of Surgical Innovation would like to thank the workshop’s instructors for holding an intense and interesting course and our sponsor companies Bowa and Covidien, for supplying the seminar with materials and devices.
We hope that the new knowledge and experience acquired at the seminar will be realized in actual practice.
We wish you success!