Craig McBride: Minimally Invasive Surgery at DFTB17


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This talk was recorded live on the final of DFTB17 in Brisbane. If you missed out in 2017 then why not book your leave for 2018 now. Tickets are on sale for the pre-conference workshops as well as the conference itself at

Craig McBride is a paediatric surgeon at Lady Cilento in Brisbane. Here he talks about how we have moved on from the days of maximally invasive surgery when a barber-surgeon was not judged on the neatness of their sutures but on the sharpness of their blade.

We are not quite at the level of Raquel Welch/Stephen Boyd or Dennis Quaid/Meg Ryan just yet but we are standing on the precipice of a revolution in minimally invasive surgery. The essential component of the pyloromyotomy is the same now as  described by Ramstedt way back in 1911. The real change is in how we get to the pylorus.

If you want to read more about how far we have come then take a look at this paper…

McBride CA, Holland AJ. Theatre of paediatric surgery. Journal of paediatrics and child health. 2015 Jan 1;51(1):98-102.

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