Objectives and competences

The aim of minimally invasive surgery is to perform surgical procedures with the least possible aggression, achieving the same results as conventional surgery while allowing patients to recover much more quickly. Continuous advancement in the field of minimally invasive surgery requires training as a sub-specialization as well as the continuous professional development of the specialist.
Technological advances in biomedical engineering, specific instruments and the introduction of robotics have made it possible to perform increasingly complex surgery with a minimally invasive approach.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut
Branch of knowledge
  • Medicine and dentistry
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan
Enrolment fee:First year: 395,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:15/09/2024
ManagmentUreña Lluveras, Anna
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:No

Objectives and competences


-To develop a comprehensive understanding of the clinical anatomical knowledge involved in the different techniques of robotic surgery.
-To gain familiarity with different techniques, instruments and technologies applied in robotic surgery.
-To understand and recognize the indications, contraindications and robotic surgery techniques in the treatment of oncological and non-oncological pulmonary, mediastinal, pleural and chest wall pathology.
-To gain a solid understanding of preoperative, intra-operative and postoperative management, as well as the anaesthetic peculiarities of robotic surgery.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Thoracic surgeons in training or specialists with an interest in Da Vinci robotic surgery.

Access requirements and conditions


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Hospital Clinic
Villarroel 170

08036 - Barcelona
Email address:ricardramos@ub.edu
Observations:ext: 2365

For further enquiries

Address:Ricard Ramos Izquierdo
Villarroel 170
Hospital Clinic
08036 - Barcelona
Email address:ricardramos@ub.edu
Observations:ext: 2365

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