Minimally invasive surgery training center

Located within the compounds of Strasbourg’s University Hospital, the IRCAD minimally invasive surgery training center has acquired an international reputation over the past 20 years. Each year, the institute welcomes over 4300 surgeons from 106 countries.

A pool of 800 international experts, key opinion leaders in their surgical specialties, supervise the IRCAD courses, in general surgery, digestive surgery, perianal and transanal surgery, colorectal surgery, bariatric and metabolic surgery, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, hernia surgery, urology, endoscopic surgery, pediatric surgery, gynecology, thoracic surgery, skull base surgery, and arthroscopy.

The IRCAD is equipped with an experimental lab dedicated to training in laparoscopic surgery. The lab has 17 operating tables linked to one another by a multimedia system.

Two addditional experimental labs are dedicated to training on the da Vinci® surgical system.

The IRCAD’s audiovisual equipment is exclusively HD: the auditoriums, conference rooms, the operating rooms of Strasbourg’s hospital, as well as the institute’s experimental labs.

In order to break down borders even more, the IRCAD created WeBSurg, an online university dedicated to minimally invasive surgery. The website has become the number 1 online educational website in minimally invasive surgery. It is available in 6 languages, is entirely free, and now has over 300,000 members.