Supermicrosurgery Hands-On Course

It is our pleasure to invite you to the one-day Intensive Supermicrosurgery Hands-On Course organized as an education activity of 2019 WSLS. This course is open to all 2019 WSLS participants, including residents, fellows, and practicing physicians who are interested in the essential technical skills of supermicrosurgery. You will be taught with micro-instrument handling, micro-suturing, using 11-0 Nylon and practicing on the 0.5 to 1.0 mm in diameter vessels. You will interact one-on-one with worldwide known experts with in-depth knowledge and surgical experiences in supermicrosurgery. On completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Operate on small vessel dissection, 0.5- 1.0 mm in diameter
  • Achieve correct handling and use of supermicrosurgical instruments
  • Suture a variety of small vessel and or lymphatic vessels
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic supermicrosurgery techniques
  • Learn the principals of end-to-end anastomosis and end-to-side anastomosis procedures for lymphovenous anastomosis

The microsurgery laboratory is located in the New Research Building. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art Leica microscopes, teaching cameras, and a complete audiovisual system.

This course is limited to a maximum of 24 participants on a first come first serve basis. The registration will not be completed until payment is received in full.

▲ Professor Ming-Huei Cheng made a demonstration video of the end-to-end anastomosis on an artificial vessel.
  • Date: April 25, 2019
  • Time: 07:30-18:00
  • Venue: Conference Room 2 (1F, Bioresearch Building)
Opening Remark
Chairman: Ming-Huei Cheng, MD
Lecture: Supermicrosurgery: How I do it?
Speaker: Isao Koshima, MD
Moderator: Ming-Huei Cheng, MD
Hand-on Practice
Team A
Instructor: Isao Koshima, MD, Yukio Seki, MD
Animal Surgery (End-to-end anastomosis, End-to-Side anastomosis)
Team B
Instructor: Wei-Fan Chen, MD, Ming-Huei Cheng, MD, Dhruv Singhal, MD
Supermicrosurgery practice under Mitaka microscope
Lunch & Group Photo
Hand-on Practice
Team A
Instructor: Peter Neligan, MD, Shan Shan Qiu, MD, John Chieh-Han Tzou, MD
Supermicrosurgery practice under Mitaka microscope
Team B
Instructor: Tommy Nai-Jen Chang, MD, Ming-Huei Cheng, MD, Gemma Pons, MD
Animal Surgery (End-to-end anastomosis, End-to-Side anastomosis)
Closing remark
Welcome Reception, Closing Remark
Venue: First Conference Hall (1F, Rehabilitation Building)
  • Two rats will be provided per participant.
  • Two participants will be paired in a group to share a microscope and each participant can practice up to 4 hours individually with 2 rats.
  • Supermicro Surgery practice: using a Mitaka microscope (42X), participants will receive one-on-one super-microsurgical skill instruction and perform anastomoses of 0.7-1 mm artificial vessels (20 minutes/person)
  • Each participant will receive Dr. Ming-Huei Cheng’s video on his technique for end-to-end and side-to-end anastomoses using 0.7 mm diameterartificial vessels.

Contact us
Ms Chin-Yu Yang, Hands-on course secretary
Tel: +886-3-3281200 Ext 7840