Thoracic surgery: theory and techniques

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About the course

Key Areas

  • Principles of thoracic surgery
  • Anaesthetic options for thoracotomy patients
  • Chest drain placement
  • How to perform a lung lobectomy
  • Diaphragmatic repair
  • Dissection around the ligamentum arteriosum
  • Pain management and aftercare of the thoracotomy patient

About this course

Can thoracic surgery be safely performed in general practice?

This is a two-day theoretical and practical course that will be an introduction to thoracic surgery and cover some techniques that are achievable with the correct equipment and expertise, in a general practice setting. 

Why do this course?
This course will be excellent for anyone in general practice looking to further their soft tissue skills and knowledge into the area of thoracic surgery or for those already performing some types of thoracic surgery wishing to consolidate their knowledge and practical skills. It will also be useful for vets studying for a surgery certificate.


Poppy Bristow, BVetMed MVetMed DipECVS MRCVS
Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow and Lecturer in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College

Dan Brockman, BVSc CertVR CertSAO DipACVS DipECVS MRCVS
Professor of Small Animal Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College

Carolina Palacios Jimenez, DVM CertVA PGCertVetEd PhD DipECVAA
Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
The Royal Veterinary College


Start date Location / delivery
05 Sep 2019 Royal Veterinary College Book now

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