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MOET Institute, San Francisco
Science/Economics paper by Szabó, Zoltán (all papers)
MOET Institute’s Role in the Evolution of Magnified Surgery Education in Hungary
Magnified surgery, specifically microsurgery and endoscopic surgery, is an inclusive term the author uses to describe these surgical modalities. His role in the evolution of skill training and research in these fields dates back to 1972 in San Francisco, CA, USA where he was first involved with the nascent field of reconstructive microsurgery. It was a multidisciplinary approach that involved a vast array of surgical specialists; shortly afterwards the author work expanded and he was part of a leading group of researchers in developing techniques for microsurgery in fertility surgeries. In 1990, he focused his attention on the application of microsurgical techniques to laparoscopy. It began with laparoscopic gynecology, general surgery, urology, pediatric (fetal surgery), cardiovascular (including robotics), and other specialties. Today, the author continues to expand his research and educational endeavors with colleagues in new areas.
In 1983, the author organized a series of one-week intensive, Hands-On Microsurgery Workshops in Hungary that were conducted over a month-long period with invited faculty from the US. These programs were initiated following the visits of Prof. I. Gal and Prof. L. Lampe to the author in San Francisco, when they each issued an invitation to the author. Four consecutive microsurgical workshops in were held in Budapest (at OTKI, arranged by Prof. J. Kiss) and Debrecen (by Prof. Lampe). This workshop series expanded to Szeged at the invitation of Prof. J. Herczeg.
With the advent of the author’s involvement in laparoscopic surgery in 1990 in the USA, the first series of Advanced Laparoscopic Skills Workshops were organized in Hungary 1993 and conducted in Pecs, Debrecen, Szeged. Subsequently several workshops were held annually for several years until the author accepted an invitation from the University Szeged Medical School Surgical Research Institute lead by Prof. Mihaly Boros as a Visiting Professor to train the in-house residents and interested practitioners in 2003. This included his co-editing a published course syllabus in 2006, supported by a HEFOP grant. Initially the Laparoscopic facility was equipped by the MOET Institute. The concept of Magnified Surgery Skills Training was introduced and nationally accepted. This included one week each Micro and Laparoscopy preceded by one week of general surgery. Currently resident skills training programs are held for 30-60 residents each year by the author in collaboration with the MOET institute.
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