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Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in

Endoscopy & Endosurgery

Two year clinical programme

Introduction to Endoscopy and Endosurgery: Instrumentation

  • Understand the history and current applications of endoscopy in human surgery and relate this to current veterinary practice
  • Understand endoscopic instrumentation including rigid and flexible endoscopes
  • Discuss the application of accessory instrumentation and electrosurgery for rigid and flexible endoscopy
  • Discuss the incorporation of endoscopy into a veterinary practice
  • Understand how to clean and care for the equipment
  • Understand the use and application of electrosurgery to minimally invasive techniques
WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC

Flexible Endoscopy: Basic Techniques and Lower Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Discuss the indications for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Understand the possible complications of lower gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Patient preparation and general endoscopic technique
  • Understand normal endoscopic appearance of ileum, colon, caecum and rectum
  • Practise techniques using anatomical models
WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC

Flexible endoscopy: Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Discuss the indications for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Understand the possible complications of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Patient preparation and general endoscopic technique
  • Understand normal endoscopic appearance of oesophagus, stomach and duodenum
  • Understand biopsy techniques
  • Practise techniques using anatomical models
WhenWhereSpeaker
11 May 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Ed Hall

Flexible Endoscopy: Respiratory Tract and Therapeutic Techniques

  • Discuss the indications for respiratory tract endoscopy and understand the possible complications
  • Understand patient preparation and general endoscopic technique for examination of upper and lower respiratory tracts
  • Understand normal endoscopic appearance of nasal cavity, larynx, trachea and bronchi
  • Sample collection techniques
  • Understand foreign body retrieval and feeding tube placement techniques
  • Practise techniques using anatomical models
WhenWhereSpeaker
12 May 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Ed Hall

Rigid Endoscopy: Basic Principles of Rhinoscopy and Other ‘Oscopies’

  • Understand the range of rigid endoscopic equipment available for examination of the upper respiratory tract
  • Perform a thorough endoscopic examination of the upper respiratory tract using a rigid endoscope
  • Examine the frontal sinuses
  • Recognise common nasal pathology and treat nasal aspergillosis
  • Discuss other ‘oscopies’ including exploration of stick injuries and fistulae
  • Practise the above techniques in a wet-lab environment
WhenWhereSpeaker
05 Jul 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Philip Lhermette

Rigid Endoscopy: Otoendoscopy, Urethrocystoscopy and Vaginoscopy

  • Discuss the indications for otoendoscopy, urethrocystoscopy and vaginoscopy
  • Understand the possible complications of the above examinations
  • Patient preparation and general endoscopic techniques for the above examinations in male and female dogs and cats
  • Understand normal endoscopic appearance of the ear, vagina, urethra and bladder
  • Biopsy and sampling techniques and treatment of some common conditions
  • Practise techniques in a wet-lab environment
WhenWhereSpeaker
06 Jul 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Philip Lhermette

Rigid Endoscopy: Laparoscopy

  • Discuss the indications for laparoscopy and understand the possible complications
  • Patient preparation and general endoscopic technique for laparoscopy
  • Understand normal endoscopic appearance of the abdominal cavity and its organs
  • Organ biopsy techniques
  • Practise techniques in a wet-lab environment
WhenWhereSpeaker
15 Aug 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Philip Lhermette

Rigid Endoscopy: Ovariectomy and Ovariohysterectomy

  • Review the instrumentation necessary for sterilisation surgeries
  • Understand the techniques and possible complications of laparoscopic sterilisation procedures
  • Discuss ovariohysterectomy versus ovariectomy and the benefits of a minimally invasive approach
  • Understand the use of electrosurgery devices for cauterisation and cutting
  • Discuss the economics of incorporating laparoscopic spays into private practice
  • Practise the above techniques in a wet-lab environment
WhenWhereSpeaker
16 Aug 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Philip Lhermette

Arthroscopy I

  • Review the instrumentation necessary for arthroscopic procedures
  • Discuss common joint pathology
  • Understand the indications for arthroscopy
  • Understand patient preparation and the creation of portals for elbow, shoulder and stifle arthroscopy
  • Practise the above techniques in a wet-lab environment
WhenWhereSpeaker
26 Sep 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Hannes Bergmann

Arthroscopy II

  • Perform an arthroscopic examination of the elbow, shoulder and stifle joints
  • Perform simple arthroscopic surgery of the elbow and shoulder
  • Understand the possible complications of the above procedures
  • Practise the above techniques in a wet-lab environment
WhenWhereSpeaker
27 Sep 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Hannes Bergmann

Rigid Endoscopy: Thoracoscopy

  • Review the instrumentation necessary for thoracoscopy procedures
  • Understand the indications for diagnostic thoracoscopy
  • Understand the approaches to the thoracic cavity – telescope portals
  • Understand the techniques for an exploratory thoracoscopy, lung and lymph node biopsies and pericardectomy
  • Understand the possible complications of thoracoscopy
  • Practise some of the above techniques in a wet-lab environment
WhenWhereSpeaker
31 Oct 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Philip Lhermette

An Introduction to Laser Endosurgery

  • Review the equipment available for laser surgery in animals
  • Discuss the use of lasers in conjunction with endoscopy
  • Understand how to perform laser debulking of tumours in the GI tract, nose and bladder plus resection of ectopic ureters
  • Understand the possible complications of laser surgery
  • Practise some of the above techniques in a wet-lab environment
WhenWhereSpeaker
01 Nov 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Philip Lhermette
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