The Department of Surgery at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) partnered with the Caribbean Society of Endoscopic Surgeon (CaSES) to host a Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the facility.
The Symposium was held under the theme “Enhancing Surgical Quality Through Minimally Invasive Surgery” is geared towards exposing participants to laparoscopy and the latest advancements. It featured presentations from local as well as visiting surgeons from Trinidad, Barbados, Curacao and the United States. In addition, there were workshops for surgeons/surgeons-in-training and Operating Theatre nurses. The evening session featured advanced laparoscopic surgeries that were performed in KPH’s operating theatre and 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
- Intra-operative Challenges in Laparoscopic Surgery
- Flexible Endoscopic Sinus Surgery at KPH
- Arthroscopy at KPH
- Laparoscopy at VJH