Lee L. Swanström (USA-France)

Jie He (China)

Michio Hongo (Japan)


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Pre-Congress Session VII

Saturday, September 2
3:00 – 5:00 pm


University Hospital of Geneva (HUG)

Transportation provided by special mini buses


Robotics (2)

Surgical robotics for esophageal disease  

Chairs: Philippe Morel (Switzerland) – Philip Chiu (China)

Faculty: Richard van Hillegersberg (Netherlands) – Monika Hagen (Switzerland) – Stefan P. Mönig (Switzerland)


Location: Salle Opéra – Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève – Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4 – CH-1205 Genève.

Participants: max. 50

During this course, internationally renowned experts demonstrate robotic surgeries for benign and malignant esophageal diseases by means of videos. Furthermore, an introduction and "hands-on-demonstration" to the Xi da Vinci Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA) is offered.


  • Bypass – Surgical robotics for benign esophageal disease. Monika Hagen (Switzerland)
  • Nissen – Achalasia. Richard van Hillegersberg (Netherlands)
  • Surgical robotics for esophageal cancer (with video). Richard van Hillegersberg (Netherlands)
  • Introduction to the Da Vinci system. Monika Hagen (Switzerland) – Nadja Niclauss (Switzerland)








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