Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robot-assisted) surgery in abdominal diseases (videos and dry-lab)  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturers
Corrado Pedrazzani, Andrea Ruzzenente
Corrado Pedrazzani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
2° semestre 1°- 5° anno dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 29, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Teaching modality: Interactive teaching modalities using surgical videos and dry lab activities.

Purpose: The course is organized in 6 lessons. The course aim is to demonstrate and teach the principles of minimally invasive surgery and its application in abdominal surgery. The topics will be focused on laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery together with the presentation of new technologies and techniques. The bases of minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of gastrointestinal, hepatic and abdominal wall diseases will be discussed. Dry lab with practical activities will be organized


1. Advantages and limits of minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery). Description of minimally invasive techniques. Dry-lab (i.e. 2D vision, trocars, instruments)
2. Principles of minimally invasive techniques. Dry-lab (i.e. knotting and suturing)
3. Laparoscopic treatment in abdominal surgery (i.e. cholecystectomy, appendectomy, abdominal hernia repair)
4. Laparoscopic treatment for upper gastrointestinal diseases (videos and dry-lab)
5. Laparoscopic and robot-assisted treatment for liver diseases (videos and dry-lab)
6. Laparoscopic and robot-assisted treatment for colorectal (videos and dry-lab)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Renzo Dionigi Chirurgia Masson Editore 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance based certification
Dates: Tuesday 03/03/2020, Tuesday 10/03/2020, Tuesday 17/03/2020, Tuesday 24/03/2020, Tuesday 31/03/2020, Tuesday 07/04/2020
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Aula U.O.C. di Chirurgia Generale ed Epatobiliare, III floor, Policlinico G.B. Rossi
Recommended for 5 and 6 year course students

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