Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery


This hands-on workshop is aimed at providing junior trainees with an improved understanding and proficiency in the basic techniques required for laparosopic bariatric surgery. This would also be of benefit to General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers in the role of surgical assistant.

Suitable for: General Surgical Trainees, Surgical Service Registrars, Surgical Assistants (General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers)


No dates set


This workshop aims to improve surgical safety, operative confidence and operative efficiency in a way that cannot be provided by surgical supervision or by other simulated environments.

Sophisticated bench top simulations with a high degree of similarity to human tissue will allow participants to operate in a realistic simulated environment. 

Participants will improve their knowledge of:

  • Application of energy sources
  • Gastric mobilisation
  • Calibration tube utilisation
  • Endoscopic stapling techniques


Workshop Content

Surgical teaching will include:

  • Model of bariatric care - selection and preparation
  • Perioperative ward care
  • Patient positioning and port placement
  • Placement of laparoscopic band
  • Removal of laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Perioperative management

The workshop will include interactive sessions with expert faculty discussing case scenarios including difficult cases and application of evidence-based management. 


Workshop Inclusions

  • All meals and refreshments including lunch
  • Limited places to maximise practical learning time



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


RACS accreditation of this educational activity is pending.


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


CTEC acknowledges the support of the following:

Stay informed of our activities