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Interventional Radiology TIPS Course

Stephan Wicky van Doyer, MD, FSIR, Professor Radiology UMass Chan Medical School Hesham Malik, MD, Assistant Professor Radiology, UMass Chan Medical School

Drs. Stephan Wicky van Doyer and Hesham Malik will be Instructors for a Cook Medical Vista Training Course – Liver Access Techniques for TIPS Creation, to be held May 24-25. The course will be held in Worcester for Interventional Radiologists.

Cook Medical's Education and Training Programs seek to improve patient care by encouraging physician and industry collaboration through the sharing of best practices, advanced techniques, and useful, innovative technologies. They offer a variety of course that are hosted around the world.

Liver Access Techniques for TIPS Creation

This course is designed for interventional radiologists who want to enhance their proficiency in transjugular liver access to treat complications of portal hypertension and ascites. Techniques utilizing Cook Medical liver access sets will be discussed.

 Skill level required: Intermediate

Training mode: Didactic and case presentations, case observations, hands-on animal lab

Course objectives:
At the end of the course, attendees should:

  • Understand the optimal criteria for patient selection
  • Be able to determine strategies for treatments
  • Have increased proficiency in TIPS creation