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!


Our simulators

Innovative training for surgeons

Simulation is the best learning method for Residents. It is the one and only chance to train all the necessary surgical skills in a realistic and at the same time absolutely risk-free environment. Simulation is not the future, it is the presence!

These simulators are available for courses

At the lapcenter, we offer courses on simulators of all big manufacturers. The different modules and learning methods cover a broad training spectrum. The course content comprises laparoscopic basic skills as well as complete surgical procedures, and even minimal-invasive surgery in urology and gynecology. 

All big simulation companies are represented

And these are the simulators which trainees can use during lapcenter courses: 

  • LapMentor (from Simbionix)
  • LapSim (from Surgical Science)
  • HystSim und UroSim (from VirtaMed)