perfect your skills


  • February 26, 2018 / New direction! //

    The courses are at the moment not available due to restructuring of The Laparoscopic Training Center Zurich. We are working on a new concept to ease the learning curve not only for manual skills, but for procedural know how too.

  • October 2017 / Jerôme Gapany completes TtT course //

    Our course instructor Jerôme Gapany just successfully passed the Train-the-Trainer course. We congratulate him on this success and are happy to have such a competent instructor in our team!

  • November 2017 / Surgical Mission Saarland e.V. //

    A lapcenter course participant does voluntary work on the philippines operating the poorest oft he poor. Donate today for this great mission!

  • Testimonials from successful courses //

    "The simulator has been totally busy every day for more than 10 hours per day, also on the weekends" (Dr. med. Toomas Ümarik, Tallinn, Estonia)

  • 2017 / "Flying Simulator" //

    Get a simulator for your hospital! For the duration of 3 months, participants can successfully complete a lapcenter basic course on-site, right at your clinic.

  • 2017 / Locations of simulators with lapcenter curriculum //

    You can take simulator courses based on the officially recognized lapcenter curriculum here: lapcenter Zurich, Cantonal Hospitals Lucerne and Zug, University Hospitals Zurich and Basle, CHUV Lausanne. Same as last year, participants receive a certificate over 35 CME (continuous medical education) credits from the Swiss Surgical Society at the end of each course.

  • 2017 / New courses - Register now! //

    Right now the next set of courses starts at the lapcenter. Join today!


Modern laparoscopy training
For Residents in general surgery, urology & gynecology

Would you like to enhance your surgical skills and learn how to do laparoscopic surgery? Then the lapcenter in Zurich is the place to be! Here, various high-tech and highly realistic surgical simulators are at your disposal. Participants can train their laparoscopic skills, bring them to perfection by multiple repetitions - and all that in an absolutely risk-free environment.

Courses at the lapcenter or at your hospital

Our courses are personal and customized to the skills level and learning objectives of the individual participants. All courses are officially recognised. At the end, participants receive a certificate over 35 CME (continuous medical education) credits from the Swiss Surgical Society. We offer compact courses that are done within 1 week, courses that stretch over several prolonged weekends, and - for locals - even training during 12 months. In our "Flying Simulator" courses, we even conduct simulation training right at your hospital.

Practice makes perfect

Every trainee has a simulator at his or her disposal during the entire course. They receive immediate feedback for every training case they did, including an evaluation of the mistakes that happened during the simulated intervention. This objective feedback enables trainees to get a realistic assessment of their own skills. 

Participants learn in absolutely risk-free environment:

  • Laparoscopic basic skills such as hand-eye-coordination or manipulation of laparoscopic instruments and the camera
  • Different laparoscopic surgical techniques as well as complete procedures with realistic and accurate response of the inner organs
  • Laparoscopic suturing