The most valued procedures in medicine today are of the minimally invasive surgical variety. Unfortunately, no matter the specialty, the adoption rate for advanced minimally invasive procedures across the board is 17%. This cannot be allowed to stand. Hospitals and surgeons that can deliver these procedures to the public with good outcomes can immunize themselves against extinction. The question that has to be asked is: “why is the adoption rate so low? There are many factors, but the greatest is that most surgeons do not have the confidence to safely and efficiently perform these procedures. One significant barrier is the possession of advanced skills and the ability to intracorporeally suture. This is the “bridge to everywhere” in minimally invasive surgery. Intracorporeal Suturing: The Top Gun Experience is a 154 page self-help interactive book series that features over 100 illustrations and 150 videos. It is a powerful tool that allows the edge of your advanced minimally invasive surgery envelope to start right here. For over 20 years, the Top Gun Advanced Laparoscopic Skills and Suturing Program has successfully trained over 7,000 surgeons.
Volume I uses strategic illustrations and granulized, step by step video vignettes bolstered by audio commentary from the author to empower the participants to train themselves in this most difficult set of surgical skills. In addition, it is designed to allow the student to become a teacher when used in presentation mode. Volume I is a core curriculum package that sets you on a pathway to become a leader in minimally invasive surgery.