Welcome to the BGES Website

The Belgian Group for Endoscopic Surgery remains one of the most active national movements in Europe.


The BGES is the scientific committee dedicated to the study, teaching and promotion of laparoscopic surgery in Belgium. It is affiliated with the Royal Belgian Society of Surgery and works closely with the Belgian Association of Surgical Trainees.

The board organizes a number of workshops for residents and trained surgeons, three evening sessions, a biennal congress, and a biennal congress trip.

It has been one of the most dynamic laparoscopic scientific societies since its creation in 1991.


Enjoy our brand new website,

Charles de Gheldere

Secretary General


Laparoscopic suturing Course – September 29, 2017

Suturing is a basic surgical skill.  Laparoscopic suturing however is a technique that proves challenging to master, certainly in the early years of surgical training. The “Laparoscopic suturing course” has been integrated in the laparoscopic training courses of the Belgian Group of Endoscopic Surgery (BGES) and precedes other workshops on animal and cadaver models. Course […]


COURSE OBJECTIVES Minimally invasive surgery is increasingly implemented in surgical centers all over Belgium. However, residents often lack the opportunity to perform advanced procedures. This course is intended to provide hands-on training on the most common advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures in the field of colorectal surgery. A faculty of experienced minimally invasive surgeons will […]

Members News

Monday session Saint Jean 2/10/2017

New financial challenges facing surgeons in 2017   Belgium is facing one of the biggest reforms in the healthcare sector now. A shift to ambulatory surgery and bundled payments will be a daily concern for tomorrow’s hospitals. More than ever surgeons and health care providers should be proactive in the definition of the new rules […]