Course details

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MASTER: Program details



20 Students Accepted Annually



Who should apply? Surgeons, gastroenterologists
Requirements: Only open as continuing training (no resident)

 2-year program


 IHU in Strasbourg France

Application Deadline:

 October 1st, 2020

Course Start:

 Fall 2020


Program syllabus



Basic and advanced flexible endoscopic techniques will be presented by experienced surgeon and endoscopists, with didactic endoscopic images, video clips of clinical cases and then practiced during hands-on sessions. You will learn key endoscopic procedures in a structured way, under the mentorship of world-renowned experts in the field with access to the newest technologies and techniques:


  • Problem

    To learn the endoscopic management of common surgical complications: bleeding, perforations, leaks and fistulas, stenosis...

  • Pipe

    To acquire basic endoscopic skills required to form a foundation in the practice of flexible endoscopy.

  • vote

    To address the indications, techniques and results of the most common procedures in flexible endoscopy.

(according to the selected path)

  • checklist

    To learn Endoscopic ablation and resection techniques: RFA, EMR and ESD 

  • checklist

    To learn ERCP and EUS

  • checklist

    To learn Submucosal tunneling techniques: POEM, POP, STER ...

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    To learn Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and suturing techniques.


At the end of the program
Students will

  • Acquire a general fund of knowledge about disorders amenable to diagnosis and/or treatment by flexible endoscopy
  • Understand signs/symptoms, pathophysiology and natural history of diseases amenable to endoscopic therapy and be able to apply this knowledge to explain indications, contraindications and risks of a endoscopic procedure as well as radiological and/or surgical alternative/adjunctive therapies
  • Acquire/improve the knowledge required to form a foundation in the practice of diagnostic and interventional endoscopic procedures in a structured way under the mentorship of world leaders in the field with access to the newest technologies, techniques and platforms
  • Apply the essential steps of postoperative care and management of postoperative complications



  • Basic Principles

    Master 1
    With Module One, “Basic Principles”, we introduce you to the fundamental tools, techniques and principles underlying surgical endoscopy. The lectures within this module are divided into sections covering Surgical, Medical and Common considerations. This is done to emphasize that students with various backgrounds will take part in this training and allows us to start with a shared understanding of the fundamental principles, tools and practices involved. We begin with the endoscope (its variations, components and accessories) and start to explain the techniques and tricks for technical success...
    • 15 lessons and videos
    • 10 speakers
    • 06:20 hours
  • Digestive

    Master 1
    In Module Two, we approach the “Digestive System” in 4 parts: the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, and colon. An additional chapter will focus on bariatrics. For each, we discuss the unique anatomy, pathology, surgical and endoscopic knowledge and the complications involved. We will cover diagnostic EGD, surveillance and treatment of Barrett’s esophagus (including advanced imaging techniques) and therapeutic basics such as biopsy, tissue resection and ablation – for esophagus and stomach as well. From there we address enteral access and the unique diagnostic and therapeutic issues in the colon and rectum...
    • 36 lessons and videos
    • 18 speakers
    • 16:45 hours
  • Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic

    Master 1
    Module Three is a continuation of our organ system - focused approach to flexible surgical endoscopy. In this module, “Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic” (HBP), we cover the pertinent anatomy, physiology, disease processes and interventions pertaining to the medical and surgical management of this complex system...
    • 9 lessons and videos
    • 6 speakers
    • 04:34 hours
  • ERCP & EUS

    Master 2 - ERCP and EUS



    • 25 lessons and videos
    • 13 speakers
    • 06:49 hours