Research in the lab

The London Medical Education Academy is fully equipped to undertake all aspects of research into surgery and product development and testing.

Using donated fresh frozen tissue from donors allows testing and research into development of both instruments and procedures in a setting that accurately mimics the live surgical environment without the otherwise associated risks and limitations.

Research into the comparative benefits and disadvantages of surgical approaches can be of particular value in developing new and safer surgical approaches. In the increasingly complex operations that are performed, particularly when it can be done without risk, The Academy permits extensive evaluation to be undertaken before putting such approaches into use in the living patient.

With regards to surgical learning curves, The Academy is undertaking extensive research into this field, and intend to publish its findings.

New and complex approaches can be researched and evaluated before offering them to patients.

Research into the causes of common complications of surgery, particularly minimally invasive surgery, is now possible and can help to minimize the risk of such complications when performing that surgery in the living.

Researching techniques and procedures that previously required the use of animal material, which often excites criticism from various sources, can be more realistically undertaken using fresh human tissue. In addition, human donations ensure informed consent it completed, something animal use obviously cannot deliver.

The potential for research in our facility to improve the standards of safer surgery for patients is immense, and our future developments in this area are truly mindblowing.

All requests to undertake research are individually assessed and needs to be approved by our DI.

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