Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Simulation

Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration

Courses are typically held on the first Friday of the month. Please call 312-503-4034 to request a course date or inquire about other date options.


Northwestern Simulation 
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 
McGaw Pavilion 
240 E. Huron St. 
Chicago, IL 60611

Course Directors

Eric S. Hungness, MD and Ezra N Teitelbaum, MD, MEd

 About the Course

This one-day course is designed for general surgeons who frequently detect, manage and treat patients with diseases of the biliary system. The goal is to improve outcomes for patients with choledocolithiasis by teaching practicing surgeons the necessary background knowledge and procedural skills needed to perform a successful laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.

After this course, participants will be able to:

  • Have a greater understanding of the clinical impact of choledocolithiasis and the implications on surgical practice
  • Describe the indications and contraindications for performing a LCBDE in a patient presenting with choledocolithiasis
  • Understand and describe the procedural steps necessary to complete a LCBDE
  • Practice on validated LCBDE simulator

Additional course information

 How to Apply

Email with your full contact information. You will receive an email confirmation and further registration and payment instructions once your application has been reviewed.

The cost of the course is $1,200 for up to two participants.

For clinical questions, contact Ryan Campagna.

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This education activity is supported by a durable equipment loan from Karl Storz.

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Northwestern Simulation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
McGaw Pavilion
240 East Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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