Bowel Anastomosis Workshop

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: August 28th 2013

Location: Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Road, Swindon SN3 6BB

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For Core and ST3 surgical trainees



A half day afternoon course using animal specimens led by Consultant and Senior Registrar faculty with specific expertise in this area. Designed to bring trainees directed teaching with a 1:2 ratio to help them prepare for general surgery attachments and develop anastomotic skills.

Topics will include:

  • Principles of GI anastomosis
  • Anastomotic leak
  • Hand-sewn small bowel anastomosis
  • Hand-sewn ‘ileocolic’ anastomosis
  • Stapled ‘ileocolic’ anastomosis



The only requirement is that trainees have passed the RCS Basic Surgical Skills Course and are competent in performing hand ties.


Cost/How to apply for the course

Course is free. For an application form, email Ronak Patel at (With a maximum of 8 delegates, we recommend you do this asap).


For additional information

Contact Ronak Patel at or Alec Snow at