Masterclass Workshop "Minimally-Invasive Upper GI Surgery"

University Medical Center Mainz (Germany) - December 15 to 16, 2022

Over the past years advanced surgical techniques for minimally-invasive gastric and esophageal surgery were developed. New surgical strategies and technological innovations brought the upper-GI cancer surgery to the highest level.

In Mainz the fully minimally-invasive esophageal surgery is the standard procedure beside robotic procedures as well as minimally invasive gastric cancer surgery. 

In this Masterclass Workshop we would like to show essential technical steps in minimally-invasive upper GI surgery.

We hope to welcome you soon.

You can watch the Masterclass Workshop via Livestream for free. Register here if you want to join the Masterclass online.

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Attend the Masterclass Workshop in Mainz

There are only a few seats available!

You can register until November 21st.

The Masterclass Workshop is certified with 18 CME Points of the Regional Medical Association


Please contact:

Barbara Boehme (Research Assistant - Project- and QM-Management)

Phone: +49 6131-17-5117




Thursday, December 15th

8:30 am: Presentation Session 1

  • Welcome - P. Grimminger
  • Techniques in gastric cancer surgery - resection margin – F. Berlth
  • MIG vs. open upper GI surgery & future perspecitves – H. Fuchs
  • Endoscopic complication management for the upper GI – S.-H. Chon

9:45 am: Break

10:15 am: Presentation Session 2

  • Essential steps in lymphadenectomy during MIE – S. Gisbertz
  • Mainz Technique of MIE – P. Grimminger
  • Recommendations after 20 years of MIE – E. Cheong

11:30 am: Discussion

12:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Wet-Lab Course

  • Lab training in groups – Hands-on Instructors: E. Cheong, S. Gisbertz, F. Berlth, H. Fuchs

Friday, December 16th

9:00 am - 2:00 pm: Live Surgery – minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) – P. Grimminger
Moderation: E. Cheong, S. Gisbertz
Semi-Live Surgery – minimally invasive gastrectomy (MIG) – F. Berlth

11:00 am: Break & Food

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Discussion, Coffee and Wrap-Up


Prof. Dr. med. Peter Philipp Grimminger

Senior Consultant and Head of Upper GI Surgery,  Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, University Medical Center Mainz 

Prof. Dr. med. Hauke Lang

President of the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie",
Chairman of the Department of General, Visceral- and Transplant Surgery
University of Mainz

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