With the goal of increasing the practice of minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Kate O’Hanlan founded the Laparoscopic Institute for Gynecology and Oncology® (LIGO) in 2006. Devoted to training gynecologic general and oncologic surgeons in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures, LIGO is the only training institute of its kind. Through an intensive hands-on course, LIGO has trained over 2,400 gynecologic surgeons from around the world.
Become a Master Laparoscopist in 3 days
LIGO brings nationally recognized faculty to the course, and they are accessible throughout the course. You can find them precepting at the pelvic trainers teaching suturing and knot-tying and eager to discuss standards of care.
LIGO assigns each attendee to a pelvic trainer for individually precepted sessions using evidence-based proven methods to establish efficiency of technique and to confirm stability of learning over time.