perfect your skills


  • February 26, 2018 / New direction! //

    The courses are at the moment not available due to restructuring of The Laparoscopic Training Center Zurich. We are working on a new concept to ease the learning curve not only for manual skills, but for procedural know how too.

  • October 2017 / Jerôme Gapany completes TtT course //

    Our course instructor Jerôme Gapany just successfully passed the Train-the-Trainer course. We congratulate him on this success and are happy to have such a competent instructor in our team!

  • November 2017 / Surgical Mission Saarland e.V. //

    A lapcenter course participant does voluntary work on the philippines operating the poorest oft he poor. Donate today for this great mission!

  • Testimonials from successful courses //

    "The simulator has been totally busy every day for more than 10 hours per day, also on the weekends" (Dr. med. Toomas Ümarik, Tallinn, Estonia)

  • 2017 / "Flying Simulator" //

    Get a simulator for your hospital! For the duration of 3 months, participants can successfully complete a lapcenter basic course on-site, right at your clinic.

  • 2017 / Locations of simulators with lapcenter curriculum //

    You can take simulator courses based on the officially recognized lapcenter curriculum here: lapcenter Zurich, Cantonal Hospitals Lucerne and Zug, University Hospitals Zurich and Basle, CHUV Lausanne. Same as last year, participants receive a certificate over 35 CME (continuous medical education) credits from the Swiss Surgical Society at the end of each course.

  • 2017 / New courses - Register now! //

    Right now the next set of courses starts at the lapcenter. Join today!


"Flying Simulator" Courses
Rent your own simulator!

What is this about?

For the duration of 3 months, we place a simulator at your disposal right in your hospital. Every 2 weeks, a lapcenter instructor comes by and offers on-site support with the laparoscopic training. 

For whom?

The “Flying Simulator” courses are especially suited for Residents in general surgery, urology and gynecology. 6-8 participants can be optimally cared for.

Which simulators?

The following state-of-the-art and highly realistic surgical simulators are available for you: the LapSim® by Surgical Science, the LapMentor® by Simbionix, as well as the HystSim® und UroSim® by VirtaMed.

What is the course content?

In our courses, we enhance your surgical skills and learn how to do laparoscopic surgery – and that happens in an absolutely riskless environment: 
  • Laparoscopic basic skills
  • Various laparoscopic techniques and even complete surgeries
  • Laparoscopic suturing


The courses are based upon the lapcenter curriculum and are officially recognized by the Swiss Surgical Association (SGC). After the successful final examination, every participant receives a certificate about 35 credits for continued education. 


The rent for one simulator is CHF 1’500.- per month, including the personal support and assistance on-site every 2 weeks. Each Resident who participates in the course pays CHF 2’000.- for the 3 months of training. 

Join now!

You can find the entire information and references of successful "Flying Simulator" courses here. Contact us, and soon enough simulation courses will happen at your hospital, too!