Research & Scientists | Surgical Sciences | Overview

The Surgical Sciences Research Domain welcomes basic, translational or clinical projects dealing with diseases from the digestive, pulmonary and urogenital systems. Globally, all projects aim to find new strategies to minimize surgical aggression either in repairing (congenital disorders) or ablative/resection (malignant disorders) procedures.

A better understanding of the pathophysiology up comes as crucial to find novel therapeutic strategies for malignant and congenital diseases minimizing therapeutic aggression. Along with this line, a significant part of the interdisciplinary team in this domain includes basic researchers and medical doctors working in more fundamental and translational research activities (development biology and pathology).

How surgery is increasingly dependent on imaging (radiological and endoscopic), this domain also includes facilities and an enthusiastic research group with engineers and medical doctors devoted to performing research and training in 3D imaging and endoscopy as a way to innovate and minimize surgical aggression in clinical practice.

The most translational discoveries of our research activity transfer to our UM Spin-offs (iSurgical3D and Hydrustent), that are already exporting products for several countries in Europe.

Taking benefit of the unique facilities in research and training endoscopic surgery, the Surgical Sciences Research Domain offers an extensive international post-graduation program in minimally invasive surgery, training over 500 surgeons per year, 25% of whom coming from abroad.

Lastly, all members of the Surgical Sciences Research Domain are motivated to push forward with clinical research, namely using the new Clinical Academic Center as a novel platform to run clinical trials.

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