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Revista chilena de cirugía

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PRIEGO J, PABLO et al. It is appropiated the training of the resident in laparoscopic surgery?. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2008, vol.60, n.5, pp.418-423. ISSN 0718-4026.

Introduction: In spite of significant advancements in laparoscopic surgery in the last years, it was two years ago when the Spanish General Surgery Programme showed this evolution, and specified the number and the kind of interventions a resident should realize in his formation period to obtain the necessary ability in this new surgical technique. Purpose: Evalúate the training of residents in laparoscopic surgery in relation to the Spanish General Surgery Programme, and to the Ramón y Cajal specific Programme, investigating the number of laparoscopic surgeries in which the resident took part as surgeon or assistant during the period of 2000-2005. Results: The first laparoscopic surgery realized by the resident is the cholecistectomy, generally in the second year of residence. A resident of fifth year, when finished his formation, has realized approximately 49 laparoscopic cholecistectomies as first surgeon, and has assisted 56,5 surgeries (advanced laparoscopic surgery is included) Conclusión: There is no assent in the literature about the number and the kind of laparoscopic surgeries a resident has to realize in his formation period. In relation to the Spanish General Surgery Programme and the Ramón y Cajal Programme, we think our residents received a correct training in laparoscopic surgery.

Palabras clave : Laparoscopic surgery; training residents; simulators.

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