SUTR-606 | Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Suturing


Day 1: Sunday, November 11, 2018


7:00 am – 11:00 am


Room: 116


Didactic/Simulation Lab




Amy N. Broach, Lydia E. Garcia


Uchenna C. Acholonu, Benjamin D. Beran, Jessica N. Chandler, Austin D. Findley, Courtney S. Lim, Deidre A. Lum, Megan Loring, Noah Rindos, Stacey A. Scheib, Khara M. Simpson

This course has been approved for ABOG Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV


This course is an introduction to basic and advanced laparoscopic suturing techniques in a dry lab setting, designed for participants who want to expand their laparoscopic suturing skills. This course will present a variety of techniques for needle loading and tissue reapproximation from different port configurations, using laparoscopic box trainers. Techniques and clinical applications for extracorporeal and intracorporeal knot tying, running suturing techniques relevant to vaginal cuff closure, myomectomy, and cystotomy repair will be presented. Various applications of different suture materials, as well as alternative suturing devices and technologies will be reviewed. Material will be presented using a systematic approach, with emphasis on meeting course objectives. Faculty will provide an interactive environment to meet the needs of the individual participants. Designed to improve suturing skills for immediate clinical application, this course will help the practical gynecologist determine which suturing techniques will work best in his or her surgical practice.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the clinician will be able to: 1) Explain how to overcome the obstacles to laparoscopic suturing and knot tying in relation to depth perception and port placement; 2) reproduce efficient techniques for laparoscopic tissue reapproximation, suture management, and running closures; 3) perform efficient intracorporeal and extracorporeal knot tying, recognize the common mistakes encountered and identify how to correct them; and 4) compare and distinguish potential benefits of suturing technologies and devices in laparoscopy.

Course Outline

Please refer to program below.

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