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Transthoracic Esophagectomy


Overall Course Objective

This course is intended for esophageal-gastric surgeons with an interest in minimally invasive surgery. This 2-day course will provide participants with in-depth teaching and hands-on training in prone esophagectomy on human cadavers by experts.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to train esophageal-gastric surgeons in laparoscopy and thoracoscopy (prone) techniques. In-depth teaching sessions will focus on the rationale for the minimally invasive approach, patient selection, operative set up, and perioperative care. Live surgery demonstrations and intensive hands-on practice on a human cadaver model will train participants in the surgical techniques and instrumentation for these procedures.

Target Audience

The target audience is esophageal-gastric surgeons (or general surgeons/surgical oncologists with a dedicated esophageal-gastric practice).

Course options

Option A: Didactic sessions + OR demonstration + Hands-on Lab + Free personalised recorded materials for permanent viewing

Fees include cadaver lab, didactic sessions, syllabus, live operative demonstrations, free personalised recording and editing of the cadaver lab, the live surgery and the lectures for permanent viewing by each participant, on-site lunch (finger buffet) and coffee breaks

4,100 €/person

Option B: Didactic sessions + OR demonstration

Fees include didactic sessions, syllabus, live operative demonstrations, on-site lunch (finger buffet) and coffee breaks


Course Directors

Antonio M. Lacy (Spain)
Director of Gastrointestinal Surgery Department, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
Ricard Corcelles (Spain)
Gastrointestinal Surgery Department, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona
Dulce Momblán
Dulce Momblan (Spain)
Gastrointestinal Surgery Department, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona
Mariano Monzo
Mariano Monzó (Spain)
Professor (Faculty of Medicine) at the University of Barcelona, Spain


The didactic sessions will take place in a training center equipped with 3D live feed from the operating room.

Anatomy Laboratory

  • A newly-built state-of-the-art facility with stations equipped with Olympus laparoscopic towers, surgical equipment, and latest imaging systems
  • The lab has a simulated Operating room set-up with large screen projection for PowerPoint and video presentations
  • The lab is licensed for the use of cryopreserved anatomic specimens
  • Anatomic specimens are tested for hepatitis C and HIV

Contact and Address


Course Manager
Tel: +34 932 271 788
Email: courses@aischannel.com


Hospital Clínic
C/ Villarroel, 170
08036 – Barcelona