Semmelweis University Budapest (DRST SU) Department of Surgical Research and Techniques , Hungary


With an over 240-year-old tradition of academic excellence, Semmelweis University is widely recognised as one of Europe’s leading centres of medicine. The University embraces nearly 12,500 students from 64 nations around the world; foreign students account for nearly a quarter of the total student body. Ranking among the most prestigious Hungarian research institutions, more than 1300 of its staff members are actively involved in on-going R&D activities.
The Department of Surgical Research and Techniques, Semmelweis University is dedicated to multispecialty research, education and training focused on minimally invasive techniques. Our aim is to provide a structured training program in video-endoscopic surgery and related topics for the practicing clinicians and assisting personnel, as well as the surgeons in the training and other medical professionals. Our main research interest is related to use of different virtual training tools.Training facilities are set up with five operating stations, where trainees can learn and practice endoscopic skills on a variety of models, prepared animal organs and live anaesthetized animals. Our department will provide all necessary information requested by lead partner during the whole project duration, leading the case studies (WP4) and actively participating on the pedagogical needs (WP3) and validation in Hungary (WP7). We will be contributing actively to the contents of the dissemination tools, website and newsletters; developing the dissemination plan and carrying out dissemination strategies on regional and national level. We will participate in the revision of peer review procedures and provide experts for internal per review procedures for deliverables.

Members of the Staff

György Weber was graduated at Medical Faculty, University of Pécs (1978), received PhD degree of Medical Science at the University of Pécs (1992).
He is a qualified general and vascular surgeon with huge clinical practice and wide experience on surgical teaching and training. Since 1990 his main interest is the training and research in minimally invasive surgery, especially in laparoscopic surgery. From 2007 he was director of Department of Surgical Research and Techniques, Medical Faculty University of Pécs and in 2010 he was invited to establish Department of Surgical Research and Techniques, Medical Faculty, Semmelweis University, Budapest. As a director of DSRT he has build up “George Berci Laboratory of Surgical Training and Research” in the vicinity of Budapest (in Herceghalom).

He has participated in 23 research projects and published around 220 scientific papers and more than 148 conference publications (57 invited lecture) IF: 202,599.
Dr. Wéber has vast experience in organizing international professional events, up to several hundred participants. Most recently, he was the main organizer and general chair of the National Congress of Endoscopic Surgeons in Herceghalom and the Honorary President of 49th International Congress of European Society for Surgical Research (ESSR) held in Budapest, Hungary, 21-24 May 2014.


József Sándor

50 years practice in operative surgery, education and scientific research, a pioneer of introduction of laparoscopic and minimal access surgery in Hungary. He has 25 years of teaching experience in laparoscopic surgery. Lectures: 314, Published papers: 197. Main interests: Minimally invasive surgery. Robotic surgery. Medical and surgical history.


Andrea Ferencz

Dr. Andrea Ferencz MD, PhD: 10 years of teaching experience in laparoscopic surgery, surgical training expert

Krisztina Juhos

MD, 1 year of teaching experience in laparoscopic surgery, attended Intensive Course in Laparoscopic General Surgery - IRCAD, Strasbourg, France
Szabó Zoltán PhD, FICS. 30 years of teaching experience in micro and laparoscopic surgery. Visiting professor of DRST-SU, Director, Microsurgery and Operative Endoscopy Training Institute. San Francisco, California, USA


Dávid Klotz

Computer technician. Technical experience in building up pelvitrainers and related set-ups.
Dr Győriné Dr Weber Krisztina Dr Győriné Dr Weber Krisztina Skill in administrative work, fluent English knowledge, will manage time-sheets and other administrative work.
Gál I., Szabó Z., Csáky G., Wéber Gy, Training for advanced laparoscopic biliary procedures using pig model, Br J Surg 1998; 85: 197
Szabó Z., Röth E, Gál I., Wéber Gy. Recent evolution of surgical techniques: micro to laparo/endo, Magyar Sebészet 1999; 52: 222.
Gödri V, Haidegger T, Saftics G, Sándor J, Wéber G [In vitro development of laparoscopic skills - Article in Hungarian] . Magy Seb. 2012, 65(4): 212-7.
J. Sándor. Challenge for surgeons: Laparoscopic or open technique for gastric and rectal cancer, Japanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery 37: 200, 2004
J. Sándor. A call for surgeons to the brave new world of surgery (Editorial) Surgical Endoscopy 19: 871-873, 2005 J. Sándor, B. Lengyel, T. Haidegger, G. Saftics, G. Papp, Á. Nagy, G. Wéber. Minimally invasive surgical technologies: Challenges in education and trainingAsian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery    3: 101-108, 2010