Training Programs

So far more than 1000 surgeons and gynaecologists have been trained in the institute. The institute has attracted senior doctors from all over the country and from various other countries including Malaysia, West Indies, Australia and U.S.A. Senior professors, head of the departments of surgery and Gynaecology and principals from almost all Medical Colleges in Karnataka State have been trained by the Institute.

Aim of the Training Course

  • To introduce the candidate to the world of laparoscopic surgery.
  • To familiarize the equipment and instruments used for laparoscopic surgery.
  • To impart the basic skills required for performing laparoscopic surgery.
  • To show the different techniques of performing the operations.
  • To impress on the candidate the limitations of the technique.
  • To educate about the complications and their management.
  • To stress on the safety precautions to be followed with laparoscopic surgery.
  • To teach the practical aspects of usage and maintenance of the instruments.
  • To inform about the new technologies that are available.

Courses Provided

Level I Training for Gynaecologists

Adequate to perform diagnostic laparoscopy, laparoscopic sterilization, biopsies, ovarian drilling, management of ectopic pregnancy, minor endometriosis and other similar procedures.

Level I Training for Surgeons

Adequate to perform diagnostic laparoscopy, laparoscopic appendicectomy, adhesiolysis, cholecystectomy and other similar procedures.

Salient Features

  • Lectures by Multimedia presentations
  • Live surgical demonstrations by experts
  • Video Library
  • Course material & DVDs

Course consists of

  • Didactic sessions
  • Hands’ on training
  • Video Demonstration
  • Live surgical demonstration
  • Panel Discussion
  • Assisting laparoscopic surgery

Lecture Sessions on

  • OR Setup
  • Instrumentation
  • Maintenance
  • Operative procedures
  • Complications
  • Safety precautions
  • Anaesthesia
  • Electrosurgery
  • Operation theatre setup
  • Laparoscopic anatomy of pelvis
  • Basic surgical techniques
  • Diagnostic Hysteroscopy, Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Anaesthesia in Laparoscopy
  • Port Placement
  • Laparoscopic Sterilization
  • Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic Management of Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Specimen Retrieval
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Complications in Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopy in Oncology

Hands-on Training in

  • Holding the Telescope
  • One-hand surgery
  • Two-hand surgery
  • Diathermy dissection
  • Extra corporial knotting
  • Intra corporial knotting
  • Suturing

Fee Structure

Duration of the Course Fee Amount
15 Days Rs. 60,000
1 Month Rs. 90,000
3 Months Rs. 2.5 Lakhs
6 Months Rs. 3.75 Lakhs
1 Year Rs. 6 Lakhs

Video Demonstrations

There will be a series of lectures based on video demonstrations of various laparoscopic surgeries. This will be from the vast compilation of videos (over 1000 laparoscopic surgeries performed by various surgeons and gynaecologists of international repute). Several points will be discussed during these sessions, which include:
  1. The operative procedure details
  2. Problems that would be encountered during the surgeries
  3. Dealing with different situations and pathologies
  4. Various approaches to a given problem
  5. Different techniques of surgery that can be adapted
  6. Proper usage of various instruments and energy sources

Practical training

Pelvi-trainer sessions: Practical training will be given on inanimate trainers which are called pelvitrainers. Various types of exercises are taught in these trainers, the actions of which mimic the various steps of surgical procedures.

Virtual reality training module: We have developed the most sophisticated virtual reality modules that can be used for training in laparoscopic surgery. These modules help in fine-tuning the skills of surgery and also in assessment of the candidate’s performance during any surgical exercise.

Assisting surgeries: The candidate will be given opportunities to assist a number of surgeries. The assisting surgeries would include organ retraction operating through the other ports other than what the surgeon is using and coordinating by holding the camera.

Schedule of Training Programme in Laparoscopy

DAY 1-15

8 am - Live Operation Demonstration
Noon - Lunch
2 pm - Lecture
4 pm - Pelvitrainer exercises
5 pm - Video Demonstration

Sunday Holiday

Interested trainees can practise pelvi-trainer exercises

Our institute has university recognised fellowship programme in Gynaec Endoscopy. It is 1 1/2 years programme recognised by Rajiv Gandhi universityof Health Sciences. Eligibility: M.D/ M.S in Obstetrics and Gynaecology preferably with experience. DGO/DNB candidates will be considered if no M.D candidates opt for the course.