Advanced Course in Proctological Surgery

Full immersion in proctological surgery

In the colorectal field, and especially in proctological surgery, no-scar surgery through natural orifices has found the perfect match between safety, efficacy, and patient benefits, and more particularly so in rectal cancer treatment.

From 2022 onwards, IRCAD will offer further opportunities providing the first ever university diploma in minimally invasive colorectal surgery.

Advanced Course in Proctological Surgery


Course date & option

Course status


Practical training on live tissue, models and pelvic trainers

  • No more courses for this period

Course director

J. Marescaux (FR, RW)

Faculty panel

P. Meinero (IT)
H. Abcarian (US)
A. D’Urso (IT)
F. Seow-Choen (SG)
M. Adamina (CH)
F. Crafa (IT)
A. D’Hoore (BE)
E. Ganio (IT)
V. Giaccaglia (IT)
P. Giamundo (IT)
D. Hahnloser (CH)
K. Matzel (DE)
G. Naldini (IT)
C. Ratto (IT)
B. Roche (CH)
A. Rojanasakul (TH)
R. Scherer (DE)
X. Serra Aracil (ES)
A. Spinelli (IT)
B. Van Geluwe (BE)
J. Warusavitarne (GB)
S. Wexner (US)

Course objectives

  • To improve surgical outcomes in proctology
  • To learn about modern technologies for preoperative diagnosis and planning
  • To learn about new technologies for intraoperative navigation and manipulation
  • To improve multimodal surgical treatment in the field of proctology
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in proctological surgery through practice under
    expert tutorials

Target audience

Surgeons / minimum level required

Educational methods

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on live tissue, models and pelvic trainer

Cancellation policy

CME credits & accreditations

CME accreditations & endorsements for this course

Spécifique à chaque cours

CME accredications & endorsements for the IRCAD France

In partnership with the European Association for Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES)

Resolution of conflicts of interest (COI)

The IRCAD training center has industrial and research partners (Karl Storz, Covidien/Medtronic, and Intuitive Surgical) and Course Faculty members and Healthcare professionals declare these industrial partners are never committed to the elaboration and running organization of the programs or in the choice of experts. There is neither publicity nor promotion in the form of pull-up stands or flyers during the course.

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Educational sponsorship and funding

IRCAD has received financial support in the form of an unrestricted financial support. IRCAD course funding occurs via an unrestricted support from IRCAD sponsors (medical device companies). Funding is provided free of any attempt to influence the program, individual sessions, subjects for discussion, content and choice of faculty members.
Commercial names of medical devices/software/equipment may appear because they are linked to specific medical procedures, which are the focus of this training course. Other products in the market can be used to perform the aforementioned medical procedures. The IRCAD as an educational provider does not endorse any particular product.

Live the IRCAD experience to the fullest

The courses are organized in such a way that participants are fully immersed in the heart of the Institute, from start to finish.

One day at IRCAD

Your course by day, the comfort and luxury in Les Haras Hotel **** by night

A place with a unique design, inspired by history and the universe of horses… Les Haras Hotel**** honors leather and wood to take its guests on a journey through time.

The Haras Brasserie offers a modern and friendly cuisine. The great classics of French cuisine are celebrated there, alongside signature dishes from Alsace or inspirations from the world over.


Beautiful live demonstrations (sigmoidectomy, TME) / Nice topics (TME, right colectomy) / Excellent level of the experts, also in the afternoon workshop.

Quality of expert discussion during live demonstrations / Possibility to use new equipment in the practical sessions

The quality of presentations / The cases are amazing / The teachers are excellent

Everything was outstanding: organization, attitude, skills of the experts

Operating on live tissue / Live surgery / Quality of the premises (architecture, interior design)

Live surgery with experts / Tips and tricks from the experts / Hands-on session

Live surgery with opportunity to interact with experts / Practice with very useful tutoring / Extreme availability of the experts

Nice demonstration of mobilization of splenic flexure / Perfect visualization of operations / Step by step explanation of the surgery

Excellent cases to demonstrate and very good to see how the experts handle events such as bleeding etc…

Friendly multicultural environment / Excellent learning opportunities / Good level of expertise of the staff

High technical and scientific quality / Demanding cases and procedures / High impact technology institute

High quality of the talks and expertise of the speakers / Live surgery demonstrations / Great experts' advice during practical part

Illustrative videos / Very good discussions / Availability of speakers for questions

Contact with the experts / Excellent discussions / Perfect presentation of the different procedures

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