Laparoscopic Upper Urinary Tract Porcine Model Course


Basic knowledge on laparoscopy will be presented. Training on laparoscopic and suturing skills will be given including depth perception, dexterity, instrument handling, and pattern cutting. Course content includes laparoscopic training box exercises on Basic Laparoscopic Urological Skills (E-BLUS) training program. How to choose instruments, air insufflations, and access will be explained. Preventing, recognizing, and management of complications will be discussed. Surgical anatomy of the upper urinary tract will be presented and trainees will be able to hands-on practice laparoscopic upper urinary tract surgical procedures with hands-on training on porcine models under anesthesia.


  • Lectures on laparoscopic instruments
  • Video presentations of the laparoscopic upper urinary tract procedures
  • Training on laparoscopic simulator training-boxes
  • Hands-on training on porcine models under anesthesia

(depending on time):

  • Performing abdominal port placement
  • Performing laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
  • Performing laparoscopic nephrectomy & nephroureterectomy
  • Performing pyeloplasty
  • Performing adrenalectomy
  • Major vessel injury repair

*2 participants per kidney