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11th Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Workshop

11th Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Workshop


Bassetlaw Hospital, Kilton, Worksop

2nd-3rd March 2017


Free registration!!*

TAPP & TEP repairs

Live demonstration

Hands-on operating#

Interactive teaching in an informal atmosphere


Course Director- Mr S Balchandra


Faculty - Mr A B Harikrishnan

 Miss A Durham-Hall

This is a 2 day intensive course aimed at senior trainees and junior consultants with a degree of experience in “open” hernia & Laparoscopic surgery e.g. laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendicectomy


Course objectives –

- Demonstrate “live” Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, TAPP & TEP

- “Hands on” operating under supervision of Faculty#

- Accelerate learning curve in laparoscopic hernia repair

- Emphasis on safe, cost effective and durable techniques

- Personal, detailed & constructive feedback on technique with “tips &tricks”


Topics for discussion

Laparoscopic anatomy of the groin

Patient selection and choice of operation

Technical aspects of TAPP & TEP

Guidelines & up to date evidence

Complications and safety


Limited places

To book

*Please send application form & cheque for £125 payable to “Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospital NHS Trust Charitable fund TF2338” (refundable on registration) to J Pettinger, Secretary to Mr S Balchandra, Bassetlaw Hospital, Kilton, Worksop S81 0BD

Application form can be downloaded HERE

Candidates not employed by Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will need to return the completed occupational health questionnaire, necessary documents (listed on application form) for OH clearance and sign an Honorary contract with the Trust


# Subject to satisfactory occupational health clearance and faculty approval. Occupational health form can be downloaded HERE






12:00- 12:30        Registration & coffee (Board room)

Session 1- Board room

12:30-13:00         Laparoscopic Anatomy of the Groin

13:00-13:30         Technical considerations & patient selection

13:30-14:00         Clinical Guidelines & Evidence base

14:00-17:30         Live Demonstration- TAPP and TEP


Day 2

Session 2- Theatre 3&4

0800-1700           “Hands on” – TEP/ TAPP repair (+ Working Lunch)

1700-1730           Discussion/ Feedback


For enquires

Contact -Mr S Balchandra, Consultant Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon, Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Tel (Sec): 01909 502163



Bassetlaw Hospital, Kilton
Worksop S81 0BD, United Kingdom
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