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DESCRIPTION/OVERVIEW

Bleeding control and parenchymal transection is often the most difficult and challenging part of hepatectomy.

This one-day master class will offer didactic sessions, as well as a hands-on surgical skills workshop, that is designed to be interactive, with structured training on the surgical approaches to liver disease, advanced minimally invasive liver surgery, and advanced laparoscopic surgical skills from world renowned experts.

Participants will have the opportunity to have hands-on experience using diverse methods of transection and different ways to control bleeding through an innovative perfused liver system. Featured topics include: minor hepatectomy, major hepatectomy and bleeding control. This is a non-CME program.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The target audience for this course includes, transplant surgeons, general surgeons, fellows, and other healthcare providers caring for patients with liver disease.

OBJECTIVES

  • Discuss how to approach liver lesions from distinctive positions by means of laparoscopic method
  • Utilize the most up-to-date energy devices pioneering laparoscopic hepatectomy and review proper management
  • Demonstrate how to approach and safely perform microwave ablation (MWA)
  • Review the basic skills necessary to perform a major hepatectomy
  • Identify how to control bleeding during liver resection