SUTR-706 | What’s the Best Surgeon Knots? Romeo’s Gladiator Rule: Master in Knot-Tying and Loading of the Needle

This is a Non-CME course—No credits will be awarded. This program is sponsored by Karl Storz Instruments


Day 2: Monday, November 12 2018


7:00 am – 11:00 am


Room: 116


Didactic/Simulation Lab




Armando Romeo


Alexandre Cosme do Amaral, Kathiane L. Augusto, Patrick Bellelis, Liliana T. Puycan Caceres, Federica Campolo, Ramiro Cabrera Carranco, Ursula Catena, Luiz Flavio C. Fernandes, Christiane Fujimoto, Adriana Elizabeth Liceaga Fuentes, Claudia L. Rocha, Mariana da Cunha Vieira


This course will provide a broad overview on the art of laparoscopic suturing; mixing theory and practice. Mastering suturing is a necessity in advanced laparoscopic surgery as the combination of the correct stitch and knot tying can be responsible for the success of a complex surgery. The Romeo’s Gladiator Rule puts the proper suturing rules, techniques and strategies into the hands of the course attendees. The knowledge shared at Romeo’s Gladiator School will explain which knots are safe and how to perform them while how to avoid ones that are unsafe.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the clinician will be able to: 1) Identify safe, unsafe and dangerous knots; 2) perform bimanual knot tying following Romeo’s Gladiator Rule; and 3) practice loading the needle and stitching with both hands and suprapubic route.

Course Outline

Please refer to program below.

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