Friday 13 December, 2019

KPH to host minimally invasive surgery symposium

The Department of Surgery at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) has partnered with the Caribbean Society of Endoscopic Surgeon (CaSES) to host a Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium on Friday, November 18, at the facility.

The Symposium, which is being held under the theme “Enhancing Surgical Quality Through Minimally Invasive Surgery”, is geared towards exposing participants to laparoscopy and the latest advancements.

It will feature presentations from local as well as visiting surgeons from Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Curacao and the United States. In addition, there will be workshops for surgeons/surgeons-in-training and also Operating Theatre nurses. The evening session will feature advanced laparoscopic surgeries being performed in KPH’s operating theatre, which will be streamed live to the conference room.

Minimally invasive surgery is associated with less pain, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery. Laparoscopy, which is a form of minimally invasive surgery, is done through one or more small incisions, using small tubes, tiny cameras and small surgical instruments instead of making large incisions with large instruments.

The presentations will include:

  • Basic Laparoscopy – Gallbladder and Appendix
  • Advanced Laparoscopy – Dissection and Suturing
  • Laparoscopic Foregut Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colo-Rectal Surgery
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • Operation Room Preparation for Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Urology at KPH
  • Intra-operative Challenges in Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Flexible Endoscopic Sinus Surgery at KPH
  • Arthroscopy at KPH
  • Laparoscopy at VJH

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