The basis to laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct is the maintenance of the biliary environment. Scientific evidence has demonstrated that these procedures have better clinical short and long-term results. Cost-effectiveness studies also confer it undeniable superiority relative to treatment of biliary lithiasis by way of cholecystectomy and ERCP. Nevertheless, the complexity of the techniques and the pressure by gastroenterologists has limited its widespread implementation. This course aims to systematize the technique based on decision protocols. The development of surgical skills is maintained from simple cholecystectomy towards treatment of common bile duct stones without risks for the patients. Practical exercises will be undertaken on inanimate, organic and animal models. Training includes choledocoscopy, cholangiography, suture and biliary anastomosis.
This course does not provide credentials for the exercise of medicine for those without appropriate training, recognition and registered at the "Ordem dos Médicos" or international equivalent institutions.
Alberto Martinez IslaNorthwick Park - St Marks Hospitals, London, England
Daniela Sá LeãoHospital de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal
Jaime VilaçaSchool of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal Hospital da Arrábida, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Jorge Correia-PintoSchool of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal
Ahmad Nassar Glasgow, UK
Alberto Martinez Isla London, UK
Carlos Serra Lisboa, Portugal
Daniela Sá Leão Cascais, Portugal
Gil Gonçalves Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
Humberto Cristino Braga, Portugal
Jaime Vilaça Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Luís Lopes Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Rosa Jorba Tarragona, Spain
Rui Mendes da Costa Porto, Portugal