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Media Coverge for Pioneering Chest Surgery

WIMAT is very proud of the press coverage surrounding the pioneering chest surgery which took place on Tuesday 7th July in the OR1 in UHW as part of the Cardiff Pectus Masterclass.

There is some great footage of the OR1 in action and of the Thoracic Surgeons at WIMAT.

Here is a preview of the radio edit and in Print (with VT of OR1)




WIMAT An RCS Accredited Surgical Training Centre


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Welcome to WIMAT

WIMAT (The Welsh Institute for Minimal Access Therapy) was opened in 1994 in Cardiff Medicentre, on the shared site of the University Hospital of Wales and the University of Wales College of Medicine. WIMAT is now under the auspices of Cardiff University and runs multi-disciplinary training courses across a range of surgical and medical specialties.


Welsh Media Success for WIMAT Lung Cancer Course

The WIMAT course, held at University Hospital, Llandough, trained higher respiratory trainees from hospitals throughout Wales and the UK on the role of the EBUS procedure; the Endobronchial Ultrasound.

The procedure sends a flexible bronchoscope tube down the patient's nose and into the windpipe. A small camera films the journey, and an ultrasound probe at the end of the camera sends images to an ultrasound monitor which enables the doctor to monitor the lymph glands that sit at the centre of the chest (mediastinum). A biopsy of the lymph glands can also be taken.

Read the full article on the BBC News website


WIMAT Courses

Over the years, WIMAT's portfolio has grown to include courses in many of the surgical specialities and in the fields of medicine and radiology. The course provision is continually expanding.

Currently our comprehensive educational programme include basic, intermediate and advanced level course in:-


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Setting High Standards of Excellence

WIMAT's in-house facilities include an up-to-date surgical skills training lab comprising 10 fully equiped training stations,with simulation models. WIMAT offers live links, when requested, to local operating theatres.

WIMAT is currently assisting with the development of intergrated surgical theatres across Wales. This will allow video streming and live links to be accessed by medically allied professions. WIMAT is working closely with satelite centres across the principality to develop specialist courses in both endoscopy and colorectal surgery.

As a regional training centre, WIMAT offers courses from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of obstetricians and Gynaecologists and hosts training courses provided by some of the  world's leading medical suppliers. WIMAT also runs its own internationally acclaimed courses developed in Cardiff.




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