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Essentials of Laparoscopic Surgery (Masterclass)


Course description

The Masterclass provides an exposure to commonly performed laparoscopic surgical procedures, both basic and advanced. Participants for the Masterclass course shall observe about 70 live surgical procedures during their week of training. The most common surgical procedures performed laparoscopically in order of frequency include Cholecystectomy, Groin Hernia repair, Incisional / Ventral Hernia Repair, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Fundoplication, Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy, Minimal Access anal Fistula treatment (among many others depending on availability).


The Masterclass course is suggested for participants practicing laparoscopy, who are beyond the initial “learning curve.” 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 includes commonly performed laparoscopic operative procedures which would also be presented as 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 Masterclass course, participants shall obtain exposure to and gain knowledge of the art and safe performance of commonly performed laparoscopic procedures, both basic and advanced.

Course Duration Course Inclusions
ELS Masterclass 1 week
  • 25 hours of Live Surgical Demonstration in OR
  • 5 hours of interactive sessions
  • 4 hours of Didactic lectures
  • 2 sessions of hands-on simulated endo training
  • 2 sessions of instructional videos
*Limited scholarships available from Foundation for Indian nationals