The Transanal total mesorectal excision – TaTME

The Transanal total mesorectal excision – TaTME is currently, the most innovative surgical procedure for rectal cancer. Consequently, there is a continuously increasing demand from colorectal surgeons, for TaTME training. The ideal training platform is through cadaveric dissection courses.

The NoDE Institute’s Cadaveric Dissection TaTME Courses consist of a structured program that includes detailed description of the operation through live or unedited videoed TaTME procedures, with emphasis on how to succeed and what to avoid in the process. Subsequently, trainees have the opportunity to perform a TaTME on fresh-frozen cadavers*, in an actual operating-room setting. For every two trainees a cadaver, a proctor and an operating theater are assigned.

The TaTME courses aim to assist surgeons who are already experienced in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, to comprehend the key steps and anatomic landmarks of a TaTME, in order to be able to perform it with oncological safety.

* Fellow humans have donated their body for the benefit of teaching and research. We
are committed to treating these donors with respect

Seminar Program

17:00

End of Day 1

15:00

Working launch

14:30

Wrap up and questions

12:30

Live surgery or unedited video session of TaTME

1200

'Step by Step' procedure overview

Speakers:
11:30

Coffee Break

08:30

Course overview and objectives

09:00

Why TaTME? - Patient selection

09:30

Anatomy

Speakers:
11:00

Patient Safety

09:00

Wet lab introduction

09:15

Trans-anal pursestring

Insertion of port and trans-anal purse-string Trans-anal TME: pelvic dissection Preparation of the proximal colon anastomosis Quality assessment
16:30

Review of specimens and TME quality - Interactive session

Speakers:
16:45

Procedure debrief

17:00

End of course

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