Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgical Laparoscopy - April 24-25, 2014

In this course we will explore the world of minimally invasive surgery.


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April 24-25, 2014


Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgical Laparoscopy

This course is designed for the clinicians with experience in basic diagnostic laparoscopy or those that have taken the introductory course on laparoscopy. In this course, we will explore the world of minimally invasive surgery. During the lecture session, we will review the specialized surgical instrumentation for advanced minimally invasive surgery, and the different surgical techniques performed under minimally invasive surgery. A strong emphasis will be placed on laparoscopic and laparoscopic assisted procedures.  Most of the surgical techniques will be illustrated with video.

In the laboratory, participants will perform a preventive gastropexy, an enterotomy, place a jejunal feeding tube, and perform cystoscopy with a laparoscopic assisted approach. An ovariectomy or an ovaiohysterectomy, a complete left adrenalectomy and a cholecystectomy will be performed with a laparoscopic approach. Participants will also perform a thoracoscopy with exploration of the thoracic cavity. The laboratory is limited in size to three people per animal.

Laparoscopic staplers and coagulation equipment supplied by Covidien Healthcare.

CE Credits:



Dr. Eric Monnet, Diplomate ACVS

Associate Professor, Colorado State University

Dr. David Twedt, Diplomate ACVIM

Professor, Colorado State University

Dr. Dan Smeak, Diplomate ACVS

Professor, Colorado State University

Dr. Kursheed Mama, Diplomate ACVA

Associate Professor, Colorado State University

Course Reqirements:

Must have laparoscopic experience to attend this course

Course Limited to 12 Participants

Registration Fees:

Standard: $1775.00 if received 1 month prior to course

Late: $1875.00 if received less that 1 month prior to course

Veterinary Technicians: $300; click here for technician registration form.

Note: Course Limited to 12 Participants. Register Early! If you are attempting to register 1 month or less prior to this course please call (970) 297-1273 to confirm availability.

Alternate Registration Process: If you prefer to purchase this course by mail or fax, click here to use the downloadable purchase form.

Course Schedule:

Day 1:

1-6 p.m.: Lecture

Day 2:

9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lab

Registration and Cancellation Information:

Pre-registration is required for all veterinary continuing education conferences. Courses are subject to cancellation when registration is inadequate to cover costs of the program. Registration at least six weeks before the course will help prevent cancellation. Course fee is payable to Colorado State University. Fee includes proceedings, materials, supplies, refreshments and in some cases, lunch. Please see course schedules for more information.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Registration fees are fully refundable until 60 days prior to the course, 50% refundable between 60 and 30 days prior to the course and non-refundable after 30 days prior to the course. Fees will be refunded 100% at any date if vacated spot can be filled.

Other courses offered the same week:

Multipurpose Rigid Endoscopy: April 21, 2014

Introduction to Small Animal Laparoscopy: April 22-23, 2014

Laparoscopic Ovariectomy: April 24, 2014 (morning)

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