Institute of Surgery and Innovation

Fundamentals of Microsurgery Course

Dates:                              Schedules arranged according to need.

Registration fee/cost: Concessions to Undergraduates

                                         400 Residents (F1, F2, CT1, CT2, ST3-8)

                                         400 Surgeons / Urologist / Neurosurgeon / Maxillo-Facial / Breast

                                         Fees in GBP (£)

Venue                             Clinical Skills Centre
                                        City Hospital
                                        Hucknall Road
                                        NG5 1PB
                                        United Kingdom

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     A prerequisite to investigative or clinical microsurgery is experience with the use of the microscope and microsurgical instrumentation. The purpose of microsurgical training is to develop specialized surgical skills to facilitate the repair of small vessels and nerves. The aim of the Introduction to Microsurgery Course is to introduce the fundamental skills and techniques required for microsurgical dissection, anastomosis, and neurovascular repair.

     This course has been designed to address the needs of medical students, core surgical trainees and residents (CT1, CT2, ST1-3) in Breast Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Ear Nose Throat / Otolaryngology, General Surgery, Hand Surgery, Head and Neck, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry/Foot and Ankle, Reconstructive Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery and Veterinary Surgery wishing to be introduced to microsurgery.

     This one-day training course covers the basic principles of microsurgery including the use of the operating room microscope, micro-instruments, micro-suture and animal models. The learning process is conducted through one-on-one lessons, and is closely monitored by the instructors, who provide guidance through feedback and skill evaluation throughout the entire course. This course provides the basic knowledge and fundamental skills of microvascular surgery.

The basic microsurgery training course is offered throughout the year, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 17:00 pm, and is open to any resident, surgeon, nurse, medical student, or technician. Schedules can be arranged according to need.

The program includes:

• Use of loupes and the surgical microscope
• Basic suturing techniques using a plastic model
• Performing end-to-end arterial anastomoses utilizing femoral artery of the chicken
• Performing end-to-end venous anastomoses utilizing femoral vein of the chicken
• Peripheral nerve repair (sciatic nerve)

Maximum number of attendees is 4 persons. This guarantees personal attention during the training sessions as well as time for individual practical discussions and training.

Certification   Upon successful completion of all requirements, as decided by the faculty, students receive the Certificate of Attendance.


Tel       0871 288 5135

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