The most valued procedures in medicine today are of the minimally invasive surgical variety. Unfortunately, no matter the specialty, the adoption rate for advanced minimally invasive procedures across the board is 17%. This cannot be allowed to stand. Hospitals and surgeons that can deliver these procedures to the public with good outcomes can immunize themselves against extinction. The question that has to be asked is: “why is the adoption rate so low? There are many factors, but the greatest is that most surgeons do not have the confidence to safely and efficiently perform these procedures. One significant barrier is the possession of advanced skills and the ability to intracorporeally suture. This is the “bridge to everywhere” in minimally invasive surgery. Intracorporeal Suturing: The Top Gun Experience is a 154 page self-help interactive book series that features over 100 illustrations and 150 videos. It is a powerful tool that allows the edge of your advanced minimally invasive surgery envelope to start right here. For over 20 years, the Top Gun Advanced Laparoscopic Skills and Suturing Program has successfully trained over 7000 surgeons.
Volume II offers the participant the opportunity to rapidly become immersed in the Top Gun culture. This quick start version has been validated to allow the participant to sample the program and achieve success in performing intracorporeal suturing. This, coupled with the extensive troubleshooting video vignette montage allows the student to embrace the basics and overcome obstacles to entry-level competency. It is best used in concert with Volume I for maximum success.