Diploma in Bariatric Surgery

Elsaid Elkayal MD, PhD

Program  Director

Professor of Surgery

Alexandria University

Wael Nabil MD, PhD Tamer Abdelbaki MD, MRCS, PhD

Program Co-Director Program Co-ordinator

Professor of Surgery Lecturer of Surgery

Alexandria University                          Alexandria University


 


Faculty Members

 

Ahmed Tarek Awad MD, PhD

Chairman of Surgery Department

Alexandria University

 

Adel Abu-Nasr MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery

Alexandria University

 

Galal AbouElnagah MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery

Alexandria University

 

Yasser Hamza MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery

Alexandria University

 

Khaled Katri MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery

Alexandria University

 

 Objectives

 

The Diploma aims to teach and assess the knowledge and technical skills that a surgeon requires to efficiently and safely perform laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

 

Target Audience

 

All who meet the eligibility requirements can enroll for the diploma. The program enables surgeons who completed their basic training to have the accreditation required to practice Bariatric Surgery.

 

 

Pre-requisites to enrollment

 

-Demonstrate Basic Laparoscopy Skills: (Display mastery of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, & Surgical anatomy of the Hiatus)

-Passage of Evaluation Exam:

-Entry Interview:

 

Course content

 

In this course, the participant would gain exposure and obtain insight into the entire spectrum of Minimal Access Bariatirc Surgery (Laparoscopy) as it exists today.  Participants for the Diploma Course shall observe more than 5-8 live surgical procedures from 4 operating theatres during their 6 days of training.  The range of surgical procedures includes Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass, Mini gastric bypass, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Band, and Gastric Balloon.

 

Apart from Live surgery operative demonstration, the course offers Didactic Lectures, simulated endotraining, Instructional videos and participant interaction with faculty and operation theater staff.  The course content covers Basics of laparoscopy, Equipment and Instrumentation, Creation, and effects of pneumoperitoneum, Ergonomics, Port placements, Energy sources, Tissue approximation in laparoscopy.  

 

All laparoscopic procedures would be demonstrated and discussed in didactic lectures.  These lectures include operating room layout, port placements, operative approach and retraction, surgical steps, complications and follow up(surgical/nutritional).

 

Simulated endotraining consists of different monoeuvres and exercises to develop and improve hand eye coordination and to develop skills in laparoscopic suturing and knotting.  Instructional videos are provided to establish and reinforce concepts gained from live operative demonstrations and didactic lectures.

 

At the end of the Diploma Course, participants would have gained exposure and obtained a close insight into state of the art minimal access surgical techniques across a very wide range of surgical procedures both basic and advanced.

 

Course

Duration

Course Inclusions

Diploma in Bariatric  Surgery

6 days

15 hours Didactic Lectures
9 hours Wet Lab. (Hands-on Training)
8 hours Animal Lab. (Hands-on Training)
4 hours Instructional videos / Interactive sessions
2 hours Hands-on Simulated Endo training
20 hours Live Surgery (Based on Availability)

 

Interactive Sessions & Lectures

  • Introduction and Pathophysiology of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery

  • Anatomy of Hiatus

  • Overview of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

  • Anesthesia during Laparoscopic Surgery (Indications / Contraindications)

  • Equipment overview

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Indications

  • Setup

  • Technical Details and Different Techniques

  • Post-operative Care

  • Complications

  • Laparoscopic Gastric Band

  • Indications

  • Setup

  • Technical Details and Different Techniques

  • Post-operative Care

  • Complications

  • Laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass

  • Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass

  • Management of Complications of Bariatric Surgery

  • Endoscopic Management of Leak after Bariatric Surgery

  • Principales of enteral and parenteral Nutrition

  • FAQ in Bariatric Surgery

  • The value of the multi-disciplinary team and importance of long term follow up after Bariatric Surgery.

Wet Lab.

where candidates can practice the techniques of Laparoscopic suturing and different stapling techniques on live animal tissues.

A fully equipped Animal Lab.

where candidates can practice all Laparoscopic procedures on goats under general anesthesia.

Assessment Exam

At the end of the 7 days, candidates will be evaluated and assessed by end-of-diploma exam on a pass/fail basis.

Course overview

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Didactic Lectures

5hrs

Didactic Lectures

5hrs

Didactic Lectures

5 hrs

Animal Lab

4hrs

Instructional videos

4hrs

Live Surgery

Wet Lab

3hrs

Wet Lab

3hrs

Wet Lab

3hrs

Animal Lab

4hrs

Simulated Endo training

2hrs

 

Diploma Pathway


 

 

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