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MS129 – Advanced Surgical Procedures for Advanced Practitioners Mini Series

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Price: £327.00

This course is available online. Please see below for more details on how to attend this course via the Internet.

Join European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery Benito de la Puerta for three 2-hour sessions. Includes 12 months access to all of your course materials.

Product Description

This Mini Series is tailored towards Advanced Practitioners and those studying towards Advanced Practitioner status.

  • Join Benito de la Puerta DVM CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS for three 2-hour online sessions and get expert advice on carrying out a selection of advanced procedures
  • Comprehensive notes to downloaded
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • A whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points (and in case you miss a live session!)
  • Superb value for money – learn without travelling
  • Watch the live events or the recordings on your iPad!


Session 1: Friday 28th October 2016   2pm-4pm (UK time)

Surgical Treatment of Chronic Ear Disease

The first session in this series is dedicated to ear surgery in the dog and cat. We’ll examine the different surgical procedures step by step, as well as the indications, complications and outcome of each procedure.

What you’ll learn:

  • The best approach to patients with ear disease
  • Indications of when to perform a lateral wall resection
  • Indications of when to perform a total ear canal ablation and lateral bulla osteotomy
  • Indications of when to perform a ventral bulla osteotomy
  • How to perform each procedure step by step, with plenty of video footage
Session 2: Friday 11th November 2016   2pm-4pm (UK time)

Take a Dip into the Chest and Lose the Fear!

In this session we’ll look at thoracic surgery, beginning with how to get into the thorax by a lateral thoracotomy or a sternotomy. Once in the thorax, we’ll focus on surgical pulmonary diseases and how to perform a lung lobectomy safely.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to surgically access the thorax
    • Lateral thoracotomy
    • Sternotomy
  • Aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of surgical pulmonary disease
    • Lung lobe torsion
    • Pulmonary adenocarcinoma
    • Pulmonary abscess
    • Naughty blebs and bullas
  • How to perform a lung lobectomy using staples techniques, explained via extensive images and videos
Session 3: Friday 25th November 2016   2pm-4pm (UK time)

Remove the Gall Bladder and Close the Shunt

In the final session we’ll take an in depth look at gall bladder disease and how to surgically remove a gall bladder. We’ll also discuss the surgical treatment of extrahepatic portosystemic shunts.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to manage a patient with gall bladder disease, especially gall bladder mucocele
  • How to perform a cholecystectomy, step by step
    • Indications, outcome and complications
  • How to manage a patient with an extrahepatic shunt
    • Diagnosis, stabilisation and surgical treatment

The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD

*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.

*overseas customers will not be charged VAT

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