Masterclass Workshop "Minimally-Invasive Upper GI Surgery"

University Medical Center Mainz (Germany) - July 6 to 7, 2023

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.

Please join us in person or via livestream.


Register here for livestream



Thursday, July 6th

Location: Academy Erbacher Hof, Mainz

8:30 am: Presentation Session 1

  • Welcome – P. Grimminger
  • Minimally invasive gastrectomy in Europe – J. Weindelmayer
  • Partial gastrectomy and margin management in gastric cancer – F. Berlth
  • Endoscopic interventions in the upper GI – K. Rahman

9:45 am: Break

10:15 am: Presentation Session 2

  • Essential steps in lymphadenectomy during MIE – S. Gisbertz
  • MICE- Minimally invasive cervical esophagectomy – B. Klarenbeek
  • Tricks for successful MIE – P. Grimminger

11:30 am: Discussion

12:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Wet-Lab Course

  • Lab training in groups – Hands-on
    Instructors: J. Weindelmayer, S. Gisbertz, B. Klarenbeek, F. Berlth, P. Grimminger

Friday, July 7th

Location: University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

9:00 am - 2:00 pm: Live Surgery 

  • Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) – P. Grimminger

11:00 am: Break & snacks

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Discussion, coffee and wrap-up


Prof. Dr. med. Peter Grimminger

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

Dr. med. Felix Berlth

Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University Medical Center Mainz

International Speakers

Dr. Bastiaan Klarenbeek

Radboudumc University Hospital Nijmegen, Netherlands

Dr. med. Suzanne Gisbertz

Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Netherlands

Dr. Jacopo Weindelmayer

School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Verona, Italy

Dr. med. Khan Fareed Rahman

University Medical Center Mainz, Germany

Registration for on-site participation in Mainz

Please contact:

Richard Wolf GmbH

Mrs. Ines Vrkic

Marketing Manager Prima Vista

Phone: +49 7043 35-4377


max. 10 persons

Application deadline June 9, 2023

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