Surgical Stapling – Purely Practical

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Stapling and Electrosurgery for Lung and Liver Lobectomies - this one-day course will have a no-lecture or minimal-lecture format. You will be sent the course notes in advance of the course and should ensure you have read them before attending as formal classroom lectures will not occur. All of your time will be spent in the practical room practising the techniques included in the learning objectives to maximise your opportunity to master the surgical skills at hand.


By the end of this one-day course you will be able to:

  • Understand the pros, cons and limitations of surgical stapling
  • Select an appropriate stapler for a particular procedure
  • Fire a surgical stapler to complete a lung or liver lobectomy quickly and safely
  • Options for using staplers during gastrointestinal resection and anastomosis, including typhlectomy
  • Use a Lonestar retractor with confidence
  • Complete a resection and anastomosis of the small intestine using stapling devices, and be aware of how a similar method can be used for cholecystoduodenostomy
  • Apply Ligaclips securely during cholecystectomy or for haemostasis of tricky vessels
  • Be familiar with the application of an Endoloop
  • Feel confident using a Gen11 machine
    • Select an appropriate handpiece – Superjaw, Enseal, Focus or Synergy
    • Perform a splenectomy using the Superjaw or a stapler
    • Complete an ovariectomy using an Enseal
    • Remove an adrenal gland using a Focus handpiece
    • Compare using the various handpieces during liver lobectomy to a stapler
    • Introduce the harmonic scalpel to many of your soft tissue surgeries such as TECA/LBO, mastectomy, tonsillectomy and staphlectomy
  • Consider other more low-tech options in those tricky cases where finances are tight


Comprehensive course notes, refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch will be provided.

If you would like to book this course or find out more please contact us on 01793 759159 or email


Start date Location / delivery
28 Feb 2019 Alexandra House, Swindon Book now

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