This ASMBS lab is designed for practicing bariatric surgeons and surgeons new to the field who would like to further develop their suturing skills. This lab will have both intracorporal and extracorporal knot tying stations, including an introduction of hand sewing techniques as well as stations showcasing new suturing devices. Attendees will work on both models and porcine stomachs to practice and hone their skills.

SKILLS FEATURED:
Intracorporeal & Extracorporeal knot tying
Inline Staplers
Automatic Suturing Device
Articulating Suturing Device
Wrist-mounted needle driver with robotic functionality


8:00am Introduction
8:05am Demonstration
8:30am Hands-on Station Rotation