Surgery of the small intestine


Gastrointestinal surgery is commonly performed in both first opinion and referral practices. There are a number of common indications for gastrointestinal surgery including neoplasia, mechanical obstruction (due to neoplasia, intussusception or a foreign body), abnormal positioning (e.g. gastric dilatation and volvulus) or failure of motility (e.g. megacolon). This practical will focus on surgery of the intestines looking at pre-operative management, surgical technique and post-operative complications. We would be looking at how to perform enterotomies and enterectomies, using sutures as well as stapling techniques.

Key learning objectives:

1. How to perform safely an enterotomy and enterectomy using sutures

2. Safe use of surgical stapling equipment for resection and anastomosis of the intestinal tract

3. Tips and tricks to prevent complications with intestinal surgery

Travel to the Birmingham Medical School will be provided to delegates registered for this wetlab:

AM sessions:

Depart ICC to BMS 08:30. Session 09.30 - 12.00

Depart BMS 12:10 and return delegates to ICC

PM Sessions:

Depart ICC to BMS 12:45. Session 13:30 – 16:00

Depart BMS 16:10 and return delegates to ICC