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Essentials of Laparoscopic Surgery (Diploma)

Course description

In this course the participant would gain exposure to and obtain insight into the entire spectrum of Minimal Access Surgery (laparoscopy) as it exists today.  Participants for the Diploma Course shall observe more than 500 live surgical procedures from 4 operating theatres during their 3 months of training.  The range of surgical procedures includes Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Endohernia repair, Bariatric Surgery, Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy, Minimal Access anal fistula treatment, thoracoscopy, solid organ surgery and surgery for benign disorders at lower end of esophagus


The Diploma Course is suggested for participants who would like to be exposed to the entire gamut of state of the art surgical techniques in Minimal Access Surgery.   Apart from Live surgery operative demonstration, the course offers Didactic Lectures, simulated endotraining, Instructional videos and participant interaction with faculty and operation theater staff.  The course content covers Basics of laparoscopy, Equipment and Instrumentation, Creation and effects of pneumoperitoneum, Ergonomics, Port placements, Energy sources, Tissue approximation in laparoscopy.  All basic and most advanced laparoscopic procedures would be demonstrated and discussed in didactic lectures.  These lectures include OT layout, port placements, operative approach and retraction, surgical steps, complications and follow up.


Simulated endotraining consists of varied monoeuvres and exercises to develop and improve  hand eye coordination and to develop skills in laparoscopic suturing and knotting.  Instructional videos are provided to establish and reinforce concepts gained from live operative demonstrations and didactic lectures.


At the end of the Diploma Course, participants would have gained exposure and obtained a close insight into state of the art minimal access surgical techniques across a very wide range of surgical procedures both basic and advanced.

Course Duration Course Inclusions
Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery 3 months
  • 300 hours of Live Surgical Demonstration in OR
  • 50 hours of interactive sessions
  • 40 hours of Didactic lectures
  • Training sessions on live animal tissue
  • 24 sessions of hands-on simulated endo training
  • 24 sessions of instructional videos 
  • 1 Session on ‘Basic Medical Writing’
  • 1 Session on ‘Making an effective presentation’
  • 1 Session on ‘Video production and editing’
*Limited scholarships available from Foundation for Indian nationals