LIMIS Training centre
Laparoscopic procedures are among the basic skills a surgeon acquires during the training. Anno 2011 general surgeons who have just finished their training have the skills to perform diagnostic laparoscopy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic appendectomy procedures. The more complex laparoscopic procedures are often undertrained.
procedures are among the basic skills a surgeon acquires during the training. Anno 2011 general surgeons that just finished their training have the skills to perform diagnostic laparoscopy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic appendectomy procedures. The more complex laparoscopic procedures are often undertrained.
It can be expected that due to the increase in complex minimally invasive procedures, there will become a greater need for well-trained laparoscopic surgeons.
Some excellent short courses are available to learn about the possibilities and advantages of laparoscopic surgery.
However after such a first experience, surgeons will not immediately carry out such complex operations by themselves in their own hospital.
To make this possible, LIMIS has developed a side-by-side training of laparoscopic procedures in the presence of an experienced surgeon. This form of training is a proven way for every surgeon to learn new techniques.
The Medical Centre Leeuwarden, where LIMIS is based, can offer a large part of the necessary training places.
Medical Centre Leeuwarden
The Medical Centre Leeuwarden is a large general hospital and a member of the Top-clinical Training Hospitals Association (STZ). Minimally invasive surgery is one of the priorities within the surgical team and the MCL’s management. In order to facilitate laparoscopic surgery, MCL has established dedicated operating rooms, called ‘Endo suites’.
Other training locations are the Laurentius Hospital in Roermond and the Máxima Medical Centre in Veldhoven.
Approvals and Recommendations
The Dutch Association for Endoscopic Surgery (NVEC) approved the LIMIS training programmes.
The Dutch National Healthcare Inspection (IGZ), in a comprehensive study on the introduction of the minimally invasive technique, refers to LIMIS as an example of a well-designed training programme and sustained support.
Many surgeons trained by LIMIS, praise its high training value.
The Association of Surgeons of the Netherlands has accredited the laparoscopic colon surgery training with 24 points.
Accreditation for the other trainings is being requested. It is expected that these trainings will also be accredited.
After completion of the training programme, the surgeon will receive the LIMIS certificate.
General terms & conditions
General terms & conditions apply for the training and education . These general terms & conditions are registered with the Chamber of Commerce.
With your registration you declare that you are in agreement with these general terms & conditions.
LIMIS aims to offer all training and education as completely as possible. Both substantively as in the execution. In spite of this it can happen that a trainee or student has had a different experience from that for which he/she has registered. This can be discussed and reacted to during the evaluation, that takes place after every training, education or course.
A trainee or student, who is or remains dissatisfied about what LIMIS has offered, can make use of the complaints procedure. To start this procedure the complaints form must be completed and sent in. Use can be made of the complaints form on the website.