Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), endoscopic surgery or so-called ”keyhole surgery” is widely utilized to minimize the aggressivenes to the body by using small incision and today most of the surgical procedure can be done using this approach. The benefits for the patients are enormous: less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and return to normal activities maintaining the same standard of care.
MISC was established in NUH in 1993. It is one of the pioneers Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery in the world, gaining a leading role in clinical care, educational and research programme. The mission of MISC is:
To promote and coordinate minimally invasive endoscopic surgery in different surgical disciplines
To provide outstanding care and service for patients
To have leadership in clinical, educational and research programmes of advanced minimally invasive surgery through the application of new and innovative technologi
To meet its objectives, MISC offers various types of courses throughout the year such as Basic Laparoscopic Surgery Courses, Minimally Invasive Endocrine Surgery, Morbid Obesity Surgery and Hernia Surgery workshops.
All MISC educational activities are endorsed by the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA) and by Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and meet its guidelines in the “Framework for Post-Residency Surgical Education and Training: SAGES represent the worldwide leading association that measures the quality and effectiveness of educational programs.