Masterclass Workshop "Minimally-Invasive Upper GI Surgery"

University Medical Center Mainz, Germany - March 14 to 15, 2024

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.

Participate in Mainz           Livestream   



Thursday, March 14

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 – E. Tagkalos

9:45 am: Break

10:15 am: Presentation Session 2

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

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, E. Tagkalos, P. Grimminger

Friday, March 15

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. Peter Grimminger

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

Felix Berlth, MD

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

International Speakers

Bastiaan Klarenbeek, MD, PhD

Radboudumc University Hospital Nijmegen, Netherlands

Suzanne Gisbertz, MD

Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Netherlands

Jacopo Weindelmayer, MD

School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Verona, Italy

Evangelos Tagkalos, MD

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



Workshop fee:

EUR 700,- (incl. welcome dinner, catering during the workshop and shuttle)

max. 10 persons


Application deadline: February 2nd, 2024

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