Core Skills: Advanced Bariatric & Roux-en-Y Laparoscopic Surgery


This workshop aims to create an educational environment in which consultant surgeons and senior trainees are encouraged to exchange ideas and information pertaining to the latest advances in upper GI and bariatric surgery. It is offered on a biennial basis, with the next workshop planned for 2019. Please register interest in this workshop below.

Suitable for: Consultant Surgeons, SET 5 Surgical Trainees, Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for participants.Limited Observer positions are also available.


No dates set


There has been a significant increase in the utilisation of procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy in the primary setting as well as for salvage from complications of gastric banding. This has resulted in an increased need for subspecialist upper GI and bariatric surgeons to consider bypass procedures more often.

The workshop will use a combination of pre-reading, didactic sessions, discussion and practical skill stations using fresh human cadaver material.

Workshop Content

Procedures Covered:

  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Roux-en-Y bypass (RYGB)

Procedural Discussions:

  • Complications of gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy
  • RYGB procedural overview
  • Revision of sleeve gastrectomy
  • Complications of RYGB
  • Management of Reflux:
    • The difficult hiatus
    • Pseudoachalasia

Workshop Inclusions

  • Fresh frozen human cadaveric dissection
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Limited places to maximise practical learning time



CTEC Terms & Conditions

Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.


Accreditation pending.


"I received direct and beneficial advice from the two excellent Bariatric surgeons present."
"Excellent day of focused training. "
"Thorough tutoring on anatomy, use of staplers and suturing techniques. "
- 2017 Workshop Participants


The University of Western Australia
Entrance No.2
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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