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Laparoscopy Course Basel 2024

Basic Course in Laparoscopic Surgery at the University Hospital Basel

The learning curve of laparoscopic surgery is significantly longer compared to open surgery. Therefore, the learning of laparoscopic skills is of paramount importance. Clarunis Basel offers the “Laparoscopy Course Basel” four times a year, the oldest, regularly held basic course for minimally invasive surgery in Switzerland.

Experienced laparoscopic surgeons from Clarunis and the partner hospitals Aarau, Biel, Olten and Muri are committed to teaching young surgeons the basic handling of the minimally invasive techniques. The participants will have the opportunity to acquire basic skills in the use of instruments - essential given the technically complex procedures in laparoscopic surgery. The participants will learn all basics on the technical equipment required for laparoscopic surgery and will furthermore independently carry out an appendectomy and a cholecystectomy on a porcine model.

Are you a junior surgeon and are you interested in taking part in this course, which is highly regarded throughout Switzerland?

Course dates 2024:

17.01.2024 / 24.04.2024 / 18.09.2024 / 20.11.2024

Starting from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Course Objectives:

Participants will learn to:

  •  Familiarize themselves with all the technical equipment required for laparoscopic surgery.
  •  Use all commonly established single-use and multi-use instruments on a model.
  •  Independently perform an appendectomy and a cholecystectomy on a pig liver model.



09:00 AM         Welcome and introduction to   the course

09:00 AM         Demonstration of materials and pelvic trainer exercises:

  •  Pneumoperitoneum
  •  Laparoscopic instruments handling under video monitoring
  •  Diathermy exercice
  •  Laparoscopic appendectomy

01:00 PM          Lunch

02:00 PM          Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy



The courses will be led by experienced surgeon and instructors:

  •  Dr. med. Roger Schmid, Spitalzentrum Biel
  •  Dr. med. Urs Pfefferkorn, Kantonsspital Olten
  •  Dr. med. Markus von der Groeben, Spital Muri AG
  •  PD Dr. med. Christian Nebiker, Kantonsspital Aarau
  •  PD Dr. med. Silvio Däster, Chirurgie im Zentrum, Basel
  •  Prof. Dr. med. Savas Soysal, Chirurgie im Zentrum, Basel
  •  PD Dr. med. Marko Kraljevic, Clarunis Universitäres Bauchzentrum Basel
  •  PD Dr. med. Philip Müller, Clarunis Universitäres Bauchzentrum Basel

Course Organizer:

PD Dr. med. Marko Kraljević, Senior Physician, Clarunis University Abdominal Center Basel, Visceral Surgery


PD Dr. med. Philip Müller, Senior Physician, Clarunis University Abdominal Center Basel, Visceral Surgery

Professional support

Prof. Dr. med. Beat Müller, Clarunis Universitäres Bauchzentrum Basel, Viszeralchirurgie

Course Fee

Course Fee:

CHF 300.- (including lunch)

Credit Points:

Swiss Society of Surgery (SGC): 7 Credit points


You can register at www.clarunis.ch or by email at michelle.wesner@clarunis.ch

We thank our sponsors for their support:

Anklin AG - Endoskope für Medizin und Technik, Reinach 
Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson AG, Zug
Medtronic (Schweiz) AG, Münchenbuchsee

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