• UAB-specific Master's Degree
  • Code: 3275/13
  • 13th edition
  • Modality: Onsite
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Start date: 01/01/2023
  • Finish date: 30/09/2023
  • Places: 8
  • Orientation: Professional
  • Price: 3960 €
  • Teaching language: Spanish (60%), Catalan (30%), English (10%)
  • Location: Hospital de San Pau. P Claret 167, 08025 Barcelona. Unitat Docent de San Pau UAB
Endoscopic surgery can be defined as the set of techniques used for surgery inside natural cavities of the human body using small incisions. This procedure makes use of several instruments for creating a cavity, visualising its interior on a screen using imaging systems, and performing percutaneous surgery with the aid of the television screen. These techniques have been used in multiple surgical specialisations (thoracic surgery, urology, gynaecology, neurosurgery), though mainly in digestive surgery to treat intra-abdominal surgical conditions.

The reason for the success of endoscopic surgery lies above all in the concept of minimally invasive surgery. By making minimal incisions and magnifying the surgical field through the imaging system, the surgeon can operate with much greater precision, reducing blood loss and avoiding damage to the abdominal wall. This less aggressive surgery leads to a reduction in recovery time, hospital stays and convalescence, and therefore in costs too. It has attracted wide interest from the media and society in general but has spread less than expected, mainly due to the high level of training required to practise it safely.

Career opportunities

- Endoscopic surgical techniques are gradually becoming part of normal practice, so advanced knowledge of them is an important addition to any surgeon's curriculum vitae, especially if he or she has no previous training in this type of surgery.


Given the characteristics of endoscopic surgery, where the main activity is undertaken in the operating room, the syllabus includes a practical element which basically involves students attending endoscopic interventions in different specialist areas. This experience is offered in collaboration with the following hospital units:
- Surgery Service Hosp. Sant Pau
- Teaching Unit H Sant Pau. UAB
- Surgery Service Hospital de la Vall d'Hebron.
- Surgery Service Hospital del Parc Taulí (Sabadell)
- Surgery Service Hospital d'Igualada
- Hospital Clínic Universitari. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. UAB Rotation and work experience
- Pelvitrainer and simulator:
-Rotation and work experience
- Da Vinci Robot: Dr Espin / Dr Vilallonga, Hosp. Vall d'Hebron.
-Rotation and work experience
- Abdominal wall: Dr X Feliu, Hospital Igualada.
- Experimental surgery sessions

Scholarships and financial aid

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Coordinating centres

Departamento de Cirugía

Collaborating centres

Servei de Cirurgia, Hospital de la Vall d’Hebron
Servei de Cirurgia. Hospital de Santpau
Servei de Cirurgia, Hospital de Mutua de Terrassa


Eduardo Maria Targarona Soler

Phone: 935565671

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