Lapco Consultancy was founded in 2013 by UK based Consultant Colorectal Surgeons Mark Coleman and Tom Cecil – two of the world’s experts on minimally invasive surgery and pioneers of the original Lapco NHS national training programme.
The programme trained 150 surgeons to transition from open to laparoscopic colorectal surgery, increasing procedural adoption from approximately 5% to over 70%.
Lapco showed that training specialists in emerging technologies at a national level is realisable, safe and improves clinical outcomes including mortality rates. Competency-based training programs minimise harm to patients while surgeons gain competency.Annals of Surgery
The clinical outcomes of Lapco provide the highest level of evidence for the impact of an educational intervention and surgical innovation
Mark and Tom identified that healthcare systems around the world would benefit greatly from their expertise in improving the safe adoption of cutting-edge, minimally invasive surgery resulting in better patient care.
They have since worked alongside a hand-picked team of qualified and dedicated surgeons, to deliver courses and hands on training via Lapco’s consultancy service and comprehensive training programmes.
With an expanding international network of highly skilled experts in surgical training, Lapco International supports healthcare systems, educators and business, through their proven methodology and training tools, to standardise the adoption of new surgical technologies (including Laparoscopic and Robotic) as safer, quicker and more cost-effective ways of treating patients.