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.

 

Carla Coimbra

Secretary General

BGES News

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 […]

Starter Strasbourg Course 2018 – 3rd & 4th year trainees

The 18th edition Starters package will take place on 26-27/10/2018 in the IRCAD/EITS Strasbourg 3rd & 4th years residents can enjoy one day of lectures focused on technique , tips & tricks and one day of hands-on pig lab. Thanks to our sponsors this course is virtually free ! Register on time ! The number of […]

Monday session – I.C. GREEN – 8/10/2018 – Brussels

Date: 8/10/2018 Timing : 19.00:  Welcome – Walking Dinner 20.00:  Start of Session 22.00:  End of Session Location: Institut Jules Bordet – Brussels Organizer : Dr. Gabriel Liberale (Institut Jules Bordet) During this session, we will have the honor to welcome experts in the field of ICG-Fluorescence imaging (ICG-FI): –Yves Van Nieuwenhove (MD, PhD) is chairman […]

3rd hands-on taTME cadaver workshop – UZGhent

Surgical treatment for low rectal cancer is challenging. Because of the potential advantages, minimally invasive transanal TME is being increasingly implemented in several large volume centres across Europe. This course is intended to provide practical and theoretical background on this challenging surgical technique, through didactic lectures and explanatory videos. A faculty of experts will guide […]

Hands-on lap suturing course (Simsei) – Brussels – September 21, 2018

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 […]

SECOND BGES TAMIS COURSE – AMERSFOORT – Friday December 21, 2018

The evolution of minimally invasive surgery has also impacted on transanal surgery. Semi-flexible transanal platforms have been developed and replaced the more rigid transanal platforms gradually. There is an increasing need for training, both in the establishment of TAMIS for the treatment of intra-luminal disease and as a stepping stone to minimally invasive transanal Total […]

BGES-BAST Video Session Monday March 19, 2018

The BGES-BAST Video Session of December 11, 2017 has been posponed to Monday March 19, 2018 Program: Program Video session March 2018   The youth is the hope of out future (José Rizal) The 17 th bges-bast video session was hosted by Alexis Buggenhout (BGES) and Jens Goeteyn  (BAST) Stefanie Devriendt (BAST) at the hopital universitaire Erasme in […]

Feedback TAMIS course 2017

We had a 1-day TAMIS course for last-year residents and organized together with Applied medical. The course consisted of a theoretical part and a practical part. Presentations regarding indications and technique were given and during the hands-on experience, all surgical trainees were able to practice TAMIS in a very realistic model.

Strasbourg starters package 2016

The 16th starters package attracted 34 enthousiast senior surgical residents to IRCAD in Strasbourg on October 24th-25th, 2016. After 15 years of “how I do it “ lectures, we switched the topics of the lectures highlighting the most recent evidence on the choice of bariatric procedures, the management of rectal cancer, of colon diverticulitis, of […]

Members News

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 […]

Starter Strasbourg Course 2018 – 3rd & 4th year trainees

The 18th edition Starters package will take place on 26-27/10/2018 in the IRCAD/EITS Strasbourg 3rd & 4th years residents can enjoy one day of lectures focused on technique , tips & tricks and one day of hands-on pig lab. Thanks to our sponsors this course is virtually free ! Register on time ! The number of […]