A successful model for laparoscopic training in Mongolia

Gabriela Vargas, Raymond R. Price, Orgoi Sergelen, Byadran Lkhagvabayar, Pandaan Batcholuun, Tsiiregzen Enkhamagalan

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    Abstract

    The benefits of laparoscopic surgery have not been available to the majority of Mongolians. Mongolian surgical leaders requested assistance in expanding laparoscopy. A capacity-building approach for teaching laparoscopic cholecystectomy throughout Mongolia is reviewed. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy training program was developed. The program included a didactic course and an intensive 2-week practical operating experience. Courses were taught in Ulaanbataar and at 3 of the 4 regional diagnostic referral and treatment centers from 2006 to 2010. During this training period, a total of 303 teaching laparoscopic cholecystectomies were performed. There was one common bile duct injury and one duodenal injury. The conversion rate was 2.0%. This program has been successful in creating a self-sustaining practice of training. The traditional surgical approach to gallbladder disease in Mongolia has been challenged and has, in turn, been a stimulus for improvement in the medical community.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)363-371
    Number of pages9
    JournalInternational Surgery
    Volume97
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2012

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    Mongolia
    Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    Laparoscopy
    Teaching
    Gallbladder Diseases
    Capacity Building
    Wounds and Injuries
    Common Bile Duct
    Referral and Consultation
    Education

    Keywords

    • Cholecystectomy
    • Cholecystectomy laparoscopic/education
    • Developing countries
    • Laparoscopic
    • Laparoscopy/economics
    • Laparoscopy/standards
    • Mongolia
    • Specialties surgical/education

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    • Surgery

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    Vargas, G., Price, R. R., Sergelen, O., Lkhagvabayar, B., Batcholuun, P., & Enkhamagalan, T. (2012). A successful model for laparoscopic training in Mongolia. International Surgery, 97(4), 363-371. https://doi.org/10.9738/CC103.1

    A successful model for laparoscopic training in Mongolia. / Vargas, Gabriela; Price, Raymond R.; Sergelen, Orgoi; Lkhagvabayar, Byadran; Batcholuun, Pandaan; Enkhamagalan, Tsiiregzen.

    In: International Surgery, Vol. 97, No. 4, 2012, p. 363-371.

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    Vargas, G, Price, RR, Sergelen, O, Lkhagvabayar, B, Batcholuun, P & Enkhamagalan, T 2012, 'A successful model for laparoscopic training in Mongolia', International Surgery, vol. 97, no. 4, pp. 363-371. https://doi.org/10.9738/CC103.1
    Vargas G, Price RR, Sergelen O, Lkhagvabayar B, Batcholuun P, Enkhamagalan T. A successful model for laparoscopic training in Mongolia. International Surgery. 2012;97(4):363-371. https://doi.org/10.9738/CC103.1
    Vargas, Gabriela ; Price, Raymond R. ; Sergelen, Orgoi ; Lkhagvabayar, Byadran ; Batcholuun, Pandaan ; Enkhamagalan, Tsiiregzen. / A successful model for laparoscopic training in Mongolia. In: International Surgery. 2012 ; Vol. 97, No. 4. pp. 363-371.
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