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The Duke Center for Surgical Innovation is dedicated to training surgeons using the latest surgical techniques and innovative approaches to minimally invasive surgery.  

Utilizing a combination of didactic lectures, live surgeries, video, and hands-on animate labs in minimally invasive surgical techniques, several hundred surgeons and allied health professionals  from around the world have been trained through the center.

The Center offers CME credit for a number of courses held throughout the year in a wide range of surgical specialties. 

Upcoming Courses 

Duke Bariatric Sleeve  Course - April 24-25, 2014, Durham, NC

Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery - May 15-17, 2014, Pinehurst, NC

VATS Workshop - June 3-4, 2014, Durham, NC

Duke University-Shanghai Pudong Masters of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery  - June 12-14, 2014 Pudong, Shanghai, China

Masters of Surgical Oncology - July 18-19, 2014, Cary, NC

Duke Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery - September 18-20, 2014, Orlando, FL



Ongoing virtual reality training and assessment courses:

Robotic Surgery Skills Training


Affiliated Courses

Urologic Assembly - April 3-6, 2014, Pinehurst, NC