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The practical seminar "Laparoscopic herniology" was held in the Center of Surgical Innovation on 1-3rd February 2017. The surgeons from different regions of Ukraine and Uzbekistan took part in the seminar.

The course program was more intense this time. The leading doctors of the Department of surgery of gastrointestinal tract of the National Institute of Surgery and Transplantology of O.O. Shalimov Ph.D. Kosukhno S.V., Ph.D. Kalashnykov O.O., Ph.D. Perekhrestenko O.V. have shared their experience.

The topics of lectures included laparoscopic methods of inguinal hernia treatment, differences between ТАРР and TEP technics, chronic groin pain syndrome, laparoscopic hernioplasty in cases of postoperative and umbilical abdominal hernia. The students attended a lecture on suturing and knots formation and were able to practice on laparoscopic simulators.

The participants of the course had the opportunity to attend a workshop on endoscopic extraperitoneal bilateral hernioplasty of inguinal canal in the OR of the National Institute of Surgery and Transplantology of O.O. Shalimov held by Kosukhno S.V., Plehudsa O.I.

The participants of the course practiced the methods of laparoscopic hernioplasty: TAPP, TEP, іPOM, fundoplication – in the experimental department of the National Institute of Surgery and Transplantology of O.O. Shalimov. During the practicing students had the opportunity to try a live setting of different mesh prosthesis and fixation of the mesh using different herniostaplers.

The students discussed cases of patients with trainers, shared their experiences and best practices with colleagues.

We thank the tutors of the practical seminar for organizing an intense and productive course, as well as our sponsors for providing consumables and instruments.

The participants have received the certificates of the CSI after the course completion.

We wish all the participants success in the future work!