Basic Laparoscopic Surgery in Animals

When : November 2024

Basic Laparoscopic Surgery in Animals with Dr. Paul Reyes

The 21st century is framed by the rise and flourishing of a new surgical
theory: minimally invasive surgery, whose change of thinking represents a new
essence for daily practice for veterinary surgery and leaves the way open to the
formulation of new procedures.

The horizon of small animal surgery continues to expand, with the increase
in demand for Veterinarians with special skills in different surgical scenarios and
with knowledge in laparoscopic techniques.

By strengthening the training of human
resources in an area with such a clear and important future in which heavy
investments are estimated over the coming decades, they will be able to acquire
skills and abilities to be transferred to the operating room in different clinical cases.

The main purpose of this Workshop is to train Veterinarians in obtaining
theoretical and practical knowledge about laparoscopy equipment and instruments
and to develop specific skills in minimally invasive surgery, performing basic
surgical procedures.

In total the course will take fifteen (15) hours. 













Dr. Paul Reyes, a renowned international speaker and surgeon, brings his expertise to the Middle East for the very first time. This exclusive workshop offers a unique opportunity to master laparoscopic techniques through immersive hands-on training in a state-of-the-art wet lab.


Dr Paul Reys
  • Veterinary Doctor, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences at the Central University of Venezuela.
  • Former Professor of the Surgical Department of the School of Medicine Dr. José María Vargas, Faculty of Medicine at the Central University of Venezuela.
  • Former Head of the "Unit for Surgical Research Dr. Fernando Rubén Coronil", School of Medicine Dr. José María Vargas, Faculty of Medicine at the Central University of Venezuela.
  • - Former Professor of the "Institute of Experimental Surgery", Faculty of Medicine at the Central University of Venezuela.
  • Guest professor at several Universities, surgical simulation and training centers in South America, Europe and Africa.
  • Professor of the basic and advanced video surgery courses and the Official Master's Degree in Endoscopic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery in Small Animals, at the "Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Center", in Extremadura, Spain.
  • Reviewer of several indexed international journals.
  • International instructor of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Microsurgery, in the areas of human medicine and veterinary medicine.

Immerse yourself in hands-on wet-lab training, fueled by coffee breaks and lunch

This intensive wet lab program provides comprehensive hands-on training in laparoscopic surgery for animals.

* 1 Covidien tower for every 4 participants ensures personalized instruction and ample practice time.

* Learn proper entry techniques for safe and efficient laparoscopy.

* Gain confidence in controlling bleeding during laparoscopic procedures.

* Practice basic laparoscopic maneuvers, including instrument manipulation and camera control.

* Perfect your skills in taking liver, spleen, and pancreas biopsies with proper extraction methods.

* Learn ovariectomy/hysterectomy and cholecystectomy procedures laparoscopically.

Day 1


8:00: Course Presentation (Dr. Wilson Lourenço)
8:05: World situation of minimally invasive surgery in veterinary medicine.
8:50: Optics, cameras, light sources, insufflators, monitors, cannulas and surgical
9:30: Break.
9:45: Abdominal approach techniques
10:30: Hemostasis techniques in laparoscopic surgery
11:15: Break.
11:30: Basic techniques in laparoscopic surgery
12:30: Lunch.


DAY 1 AFTERNOON: PRACTICAL PROGRAM (1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
Exercise routine that includes the minimum skills necessary to perform
laparoscopic surgery (coordination, stereotaxic orientation, haptics, eye-hand
coordination and dominant-non-dominant hand, precision, dissection cutting).

  • Adaptation to two-dimensional (2D) vision through direct observation of the monitor
  • Development of eye-manual skills
  • Basic and precise movement of objects under direct vision to the monitor
  • Carry out displacement exercises that allow you to develop triangulation
  • Carry out movement exercises that allow you to develop skills with dominant
    and non-dominant hands.

Day 2

DAY 2 PRACTICAL PROGRAM (8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Each student has the opportunity to act as a main surgeon, as an assistant surgeon and as a cameraman, alternating the work that is done in pairs with another student and/or an instructor.

8:00: Instrumental induction and laparoscopic equipment.
8:30: Practices:

  • Parameters in laparoscopy equipment.
  • Pneumoperitoneum with Veress needle. Confirmatory tests.
  • Placement of different types of trocars.
  • Exploration of the abdominal cavity.
  • Manipulation of intestinal loops and abdominal organs.
  • Taking biopsies (liver, spleen, pancreas), biopsy extraction.
  • Electrocoagulation of blood vessels
  • Ovariectomy/Hysterectomy.
  • Cholecystectomy.
  • Dissection of the renal vascular pedicle.

4:00 pm: Closing of the Course and delivery of certificates.



  • EUR tbd / INR tbd
  • Limited seats
  • Coffee break, lunch and shuttle to the training venue included.
  • Cancelation policy

    Cancellation policy: 50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter.
  • Disclaimer

    The Charis Vets Educational reserves the right to cancel events wholly or in part in case of an insufficient number of participants, program cancellations, organizational reasons, changes of availability of speakers, force majeure or other unforeseeable events that render the execution of the event impossible and/or not worthwhile or that would lead to the Charis Vets Educational incurring unreasonable expenses in executing the event. The Charis Vets Educational shall immediately inform participants of such changes. Should an event be cancelled by the Charis Vets Educational for organizational reasons or as a result of force majeure, as outlined above, the Charis Vets Educational will refund the event fee in full. Claims for further liabilities or damages are excluded. Participants may not assert any further claims and any such claims shall be excluded. This also applies to compensation claims for travel and accommodation costs and lost working hours. Recommendation and travel tips: Consider booking flexible or refundable flights in case of a course cancellation or date change; If you book hotel rooms, be sure that they are basically refundable. Rooms booked any otherway may result in fees or penalties should the course cancel or have a date change.

Hotel Package

Radisson Blu | Bahrain

Experience the difference at The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa, Manama. Situated just steps from Bahrain International Airport, the hotel offers convenient access to the city's bustling heart, including the Financial Harbor and vibrant commercial districts.

Choose from 245 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, or embrace extended stays in one of the 121 meticulously designed apartments. Each space blends modern amenities with cutting-edge technology, creating a haven of comfort and sophistication.

Embark on a culinary journey at the diverse on-site restaurants, featuring delectable dishes from around the world. Stay active at our well-equipped fitness center or melt away stress with a pampering treatment at our luxurious spa.

Exclusive offer: Book your stay with Radisson Blu and enjoy a discounted rate through our partner hotel program. 

Bonus: Enjoy the convenience of a free transfer service provided by Charis Vets between the hotel, the training center, and back.



  • Prices per night, single occupant
  • Intercontinental breakfast buffet included
  • Airport transfer to the hotel available for an additional BD 7.5 (TAX INCLUDED)


Crown Prince Center for Training & Medical Research.
The Crown Prince Center for Training and Medical Research, offers learning and training interventions on simulation mode. It is aimed to provide a crucial phase for medical trainees before commencing the hospital training phase. It is also aimed to address competency gaps in the performance of those who are currently medical staff.

The learning objectives will be achieved through testing and researching surgical and non- surgical procedural skills through simulating real cases scenarios and using animal and cadaveric labs which will potentially reduce medical errors and improve the quality of healthcare. 


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