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

Masters of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery - March 19-21, 2015, Orlando, FL


Ongoing virtual reality training and assessment courses:

Robotic Surgery Skills Training


Affiliated Courses

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