Courses

2018 SAGES Flexible Endoscopy Course

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Saturday, September 22, 2018

This September, the Center for the Future of Surgery at UC San Diego will host the the annual 2018 SAGES Flexible Endoscopy Course for Fellows. Registration is now open. This non-CME course includes a didactic and hands-on learning lab that will familiarize surgical fellows with GI endoscopes, towers and the instruments used for endoscopic surgery. The fellow will also be able to identify the most common types of GI pathology and options for management.

Review the preliminary agenda on the SAGES website


2018 Super Course: Advancements in Minimally Invasive Surgery

September 27-28, 2018
Day 1: 12:45 pm - 8:30 pm / Day 2: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm

This comprehensive 1.5 day course is designed for Bariatric, Colorectal, Hernia, and General Surgeons and will address the safe and effective use of energy, stapling, wound closure and other laparoscopic instrumentation. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions regarding the latest advances in minimally invasive surgical techniques. The course will address patient selection, procedural indications, procedural contraindications, techniques, and management of potential complications. The program will address customized team training to decrease pre- op challenges, reduce intra-operative frustrations and increase procedural acceptance by OR personnel. Participants will practice minimally invasive techniques in a hands-on animate lab, emphasizing the safe and effective use of energy, stapling, wound closure and other laparoscopic instrumentation.

More information

Registration: Contact your local Ethicon Sales Representative for registration information. To find your local representative, call toll-free 1(800) 873-3636.


General Information

Students, surgical residents and practitioners get hands-on experience using teaching facilities equipped with the latest surgical, robotic, laparoscopic and microscopic technologies. Students and practitioners train in the microsurgery laboratory for instruction in operating on the body’s tiniest nerves and blood vessels.

Medical students

  • Introduction to surgery
  • Use of surgical lights, booms, imaging
  • Suturing
  • Endoscopes
  • MIS equipment

Surgical Residents

Weekly courses in:

  • Use of surgical equipment and instruments
  • Laparoscopic techniques
  • Introduction to robotics
    • General Surgery (Dr. Horgan)
    • Colorectal surgery (Dr. Ramamorthy)
    • Urology (Dr. Kane)
    • Surgical Oncology (Dr. Lowy)
    • Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
    • Other new techniques and technologies

Continuing Medical Education

  • Certification to teach the Fundamental Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) courses
  • Minimally invasive techniques using simulators
  • NOTES
  • Robotics

Course Listings

The UC San Diego School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education office has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation by its accrediting body – a distinction earned by only a small percentage of providers nationwide. We offer a large range of services that are tailor-made to help you plan, fund and execute your next activity.

The Center for the Future of Surgery meets all accreditation standards for a level 1 American College of Surgeons Comprehensive Education Center.