Teaching Minimal Invasive Surgery


  • Joël Lavanchy Department of Visceral Surgery and Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, Switzerland


Summary: In the 1880ies William S. Halsted, famous American surgeon, co-founder of Johns Hopkins Hospital, and father of “modern” surgical residency programs summed up surgical teaching in the sentence: “See one, do one, teach one”. Is this approach still valid in the area of minimal invasive surgery?

How does a surgical resident acquire his minimal invasive skills? What are the tasks a laparoscopic native needs to learn before to be applied in patients? What is the best way to teach minimal invasive surgery? How can minimal invasive skills be evaluated? Does improvement in training models correlate with better clinical outcomes? What will the future of surgical education in minimal invasive techniques bring?

These and other questions will be discussed in the talk “Teaching Minimal Invasive Surgery”.





Teaching minimal invasive surgery