Thoracic surgery - theory and techniques

Key Information

CPD Hours: 16 hours

Course Length: Two days

Course Format: Lectures, case-based discussions and practical sessions

Course Programme

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • Principles of thoracic surgery
  • Anaesthetic options for thoracotomy patients
  • Chest drain placement
  • How to perform a lung lobectomy
  • Diaphragmatic repair
  • Dissection around the ligamentum arteriosum
  • Pain management and aftercare of the thoracotomy patient
About this course

Can thoracic surgery be safely performed in general practice?

This is a two-day theoretical and practical course that will be an introduction to thoracic surgery and cover some techniques that are achievable with the correct equipment and expertise, in a general practice setting. 

Why do this course?
This course will be excellent for anyone in general practice looking to further their soft tissue skills and knowledge into the area of thoracic surgery or for those already performing some types of thoracic surgery wishing to consolidate their knowledge and practical skills. It will also be useful for vets studying for a surgery certificate.


Dan Brockman, BVSc CertVR CertSAO DipACVS DipECVS MRCVS
Professor of Small Animal Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College

Thaleia-Rengina Stathopoulou, DVM MVetMed FHEA DipECVAA MRCVS
Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
The Royal Veterinary College

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