A Stepwise Approach to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Prof P N Haray
Prince Charles Hospital

Following the success of the patient Information DVD, Cwm taf Trust commissioned the design and production of a Stepwise DVD ROM for both lower anterior and right hemicolectomy procedures. Prof P N Haray has long been an advocate of repeating key clinical steps to ensure accurate surgical best practice. Both procedures were sub-divided into key operative steps each of which were selectable on the bottom toolbar. In addition to the steps for the overall procedure the disc contained a complete portfolio of tips and tricks for many of the steps within  the surgery. The interactive nature of the disc leant itself to transitioning to an ipad app with full screen videos playable within the app.

The disc was adopted by both Ethicon Endo-Surgery and Karl Storz and has been distributed at their national conferences during late 2011 and early 2012.