Minimally Invasive and Endoluminal Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Advanced Course

Full immersion in Bariatric Surgery

Join our courses dedicated to robotic, minimally invasive and endoluminal bariatric surgery. These full immersion workshops are intended for bariatric surgeons, fellows, and residents in training across the world.

They have been structured to provide didactic lectures, surgical video demonstrations, and hands-on practice in standard bariatric surgery on ex-vivo models and live tissue, or anatomical specimens.

In addition to this laparoscopic training, an optional prior 2-day course will provide a unique opportunity to discover or improve skills in robotic bariatric surgery.

It is a perfect way for surgeons already familiar with laparoscopic techniques to complete their skills.

A panel of world-renowned leaders in this field of expertise will deliver lectures focusing on bariatric surgery including standard techniques, pitfalls, complications, and redo surgery.

Minimally Invasive and Endoluminal Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Advanced Course


Course date & options

Course status


Theoretical sessions

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Practical training on live tissue and ex-vivo models

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No accommodation, no social programme and no entertainment included in the fees for participants

Course information

Course directors

J. Marescaux (FR, RW)
M. Vix (FR)
L.A. Vieira d’Almeida (BR)

Course objectives

  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in bariatric and metabolic procedures
  • To provide indications for surgical treatment and discuss operative complications
  • To highlight technicalities of surgical interventions through the broadcasting of live procedures
  • To allow a real-time discussion between the operators and the trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in endoluminal and laparoscopic surgery through practice on ex-vivo models and live tissue (mini-pigs) or anatomical specimens under expert tutorial
  • To describe postoperative clinical results and practical applications of evidence-based clinical medicine

Target audience

Surgeons / minimum level required

Educational methods

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Training on ex-vivo models and live tissue (mini-pigs) or anatomical specimens under expert tutorial

Cancellation policy

CME credits & accreditations

CME accredications & endorsements for the IRCAD france

IRCAD meets the guidelines as established in the “Framework for Post-Residency Surgical Education and Training” and is endorsed at the Gold level by the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

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.


Great expertise, amazing communication in the pitfalls in case of complications

Nice job, excellent professors in an amazing infrastructure, I will return.

Very useful course, great experience with the experts, varieties of cases video sessions, very good equipment at the practical session, overall very nice and interesting course, thank you.

It is an excellent experience and give me good pictures for the future of bariatric surgery

Crowded congresses today are gone, courses like this with short groups like today attending to experts lectures and sharing expertise are the future of educational in surgery

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