Letters Laparoscopic colorectal surgery

Bridging the training gap in laparoscopic colorectal surgery

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6683 (Published 09 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6683
  1. Peter S Kang, consultant laparoscopic colorectal surgeon1,
  2. Yasmin Tabbakh, foundation year 2 doctor, general surgery1
  1. 1Northampton General Hospital, Northampton NN1 5BD, UK
  1. peterkang{at}hotmail.co.uk

In 2009, 53% of colorectal surgeons were performing a quarter of all colorectal procedures laparoscopically.1 2 A recent survey of colorectal surgery specialist trainees found that 85% of trainees did not feel ready to perform laparoscopic colorectal surgery at completion of specialist training (CCT).3 Therefore, despite the widespread availability of laparoscopic colorectal surgery, …

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