Welcome to the BGES Website

The Belgian Group for Endoscopic Surgery is ready for the future!

The BGES is the scientific committee dedicated to the study, teaching and promotion of minimally-invasive 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 and hands-on activities for surgical residents and trained surgeons.

Also in 2020-2021 BGES will continue to organize three evening sessions, a biennial congress, and a biennial congress trip.

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

Albert Wolthuis

Secretary General


MONDAY SESSION 20/20 vision in robotics 9/3/20

Our next monday session will be focused on robotic surgery in ORSI Melle on march 9, 2020



19th Edition Starters Package – ORSI

19th Edition BGES Sarters Package – ORSI (2)

1st Flexible endoscopy for surgeons Workshop

The surgical world is evolving towards less invasive alternatives, which increasingly includes flexible endoscopic techniques alternative to surgical approaches. In the future surgeons will find themselves increasingly cut out of disease treatments if they do not adopt interventional endoscopic approaches. In recognition of this need, the BGES proposes this hands on flexible endoscopy course for […]

18th joint BGES-BAST video session

In collaboration with the BAST, the BGES organizes its  18th joint BGES-BAST video session on December 3, 2018. Videos from 10 different surgical trainees from 10 different hospitals will be selected. The time has come to call for abstract! We invite trainees to send abstracts of interesting videos of laparoscopic, bariatric, colorectal and other procedures […]