Laparoscopic device wins global surgery prize

The oral presentation titled Gas Insufflation Less Laparoscopic Surgery (GILLS) for minimally invasive surgery in low-resource settings: Methods for evaluating surgical field of view (FOV) and abdominal wall lift (AWL) force – A Cadaveric Study Model won two prizes at the conference the ASiT Global Surgery Prize and the prestigious ASiT/Swann Morton Medal.

The Global Surgery Award, delivered by the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT), recognises projects endeavouring to support surgical training in low-resource settings.

The award was established after a recent Lancet Commission on Global Surgery found that an estimated 5 billion people are unable to access safe surgery, and an additional 143 million surgical procedures required annually to address this unmet demand.

To learn more about the project, and its potential impact, Click here to watch the video.