1137 Practical Gastrointestinal Surgery

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About the course

As a busy general practitioner you'll commonly encounter dogs and cats requiring gastrointestinal surgery. You know that you have to get the pre-op management, surgical decision-making and especially your surgical technique right to get a successful outcome. The consequences of getting this wrong are likely to be fatal. On this course, Ronan Doyle, Head of Soft Tissue Surgery at Davies Veterinary Specialists, will guide you through essential gastrointestinal tract procedures so that you get it right with your patients.

What you'll learn:

  • The principles you need to know to avoid the common pitfalls
  • Overcoming technical challenges to successful surgery - enterotomy to anastomosis
  • Surgical intestinal disease - from simple obstruction to intussusception
  • Key steps for your successful ex-laps - a logical approach
  • How to take useful biopsies inside the abdomen safely
  • Gastric dilatation volvulus - effective stabilisation
  • GDV: gastric repositioning and pexy

Course Tutor: Ronan Doyle MVB CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS

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