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Laparoscopic Suturing

Equipment and Materials

  • Laparoscopic suturing instruments: needle driver, Maryland dissector and scissor
  • Exam gloves
  • Sharpie or other permanent marker
  • 2-0 silk suture
  • Harvested tissue: pig skin and a stomach with 6” jejunum and ½” esophagus attached
  • 60cc syringe with Luer taper
  • Endoscopic video tower
  • Black box or similar trainer

Instruction Modules

Session 1:  Needle Driving & Knot Tying  

Session 2:  Closing Enterotomy

Session 3: Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing 

Session 4: Testing