BE PREPARED! Complications Will Happen

Walid Farhat, M.D., SickKids Hospital, Toronto, ON CANADA

This was presented on 18 July 2018 at the Minimally Invasive Surgery in Pediatrics Webinar on The Hendren Project. 

Presentation Video

Summary Slides

Presentation Summary:

  • Identify and manage common troubles: Positioning, Access, Dissection, Suturing, Closure, and Follow Up
  • Prepare, research, be aware, give forethought


  • Be aware there is always a learning curve
  • Start with easy & work toward more challenging cases
  • Revisit your log book, watch videos, and plan the case
  • Inspect your instruments: judicious cautery near bowels, bipolar may be a good alternative to unipolar
  • Become proficient at suturing and current technology