Medical professionals are trained at CREBA in complex thoracic surgery techniques
The aim is to train rare and highly difficult manoeuvres as close to real practice as possible through practice on cadavers
Twelve professionals in medicine and thoracic surgery were trained last Saturday 4th March at the Centre for Experimental Biomedical Research (CREBA) in complex tracheal and cervicothoracic manoeuvres with practice with cadavers.
The course, organised by the Thoracic Surgery Service of the University Hospital Arnau de Vilanova of Lleida (HUAV) and CREBA, is endorsed by the Spanish Society of Thoracic Surgery (SECT) and the Catalan Society of Thoracic Surgery (SCCT). Specifically, participants were trained in infrequent and highly complex surgical manoeuvres, such as tracheal resections, mediastinal tracheotomy, approach to the upper thoracic narrowing and anterior Pancoast tumours, costal and sternal osteosynthesis, among others.
The head of section of the HUAV Thoracic Surgery Service and director of the course, Carlos A. Rombolá, affirms that "learning and training in complex surgical techniques increases the chances of success" and adds that "sometimes we have to respond to situations of extreme urgency and gravity in which surgical experience is decisive".
The course, eminently practical and aimed at experienced surgeons and residents, was very well received by the participants.
The course, which was eminently practical and aimed at experienced surgeons and residents, was very well received by the participants