Surgery of the stomach and intestinal tract
Gastrointestinal surgery can be a lifesaving procedure. It is one of the most common surgeries performed in an emergency setting and emergency surgeons should be competent and confident in opening and closing the stomach and intestines. This webinar covers surgical approaches to the stomach and intestinal tract with a focus on practical tips to give the participant confidence and reduce complications. Topic covered include basic anatomy, gastrotomy and enterotomy techniques, decision making and dealing with complications as well as basic post-operative care.
Recording from 16.10.2018
Dr Jacob Michelsen BVSc(Hons) BSc(Vet) (Hons) MACVSc GC(Management) DACVS Management, Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (SA)
Jacob graduated from Sydney University in 1990 and worked in mixed practice for two years before buying his own practice in South West Sydney with his wife and fellow veterinarian. The practice grew to become a group of practices and after 15 years were sold when Jacob and his family moved to Denmark. In 2008 A surgical residency at Charles Sturt University enticed him back to Australia. During his residency Jacob was fortunate enough to secure externships at Utrecht University under Prof. Jolle Kirpenstein, at North Carolina State University and with Charles Kuntz at South Paws in Melbourne. Jacob passed his Board exams in 2013 and moved to Canberra in 2014 to take up a surgical specialty and practice management position at ARH Canberra.