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

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.

Peer-Reviewed Conferences and Journal Publications:

  • Wéber Gy, Strauss AL, Jako G: Videokontrollierte „Minimal invasive” Freilegung der Bauchaorta durch retroperitonealen Zugang für Aorto-Iliakale Rekonstruktion.
    Chirurg 1995; 66: 146-150.
  • 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.

Prof. Dr. József  Sándor MD, PhD, FACS. 
Scientific Advisor, surgical training expert

József Sándor graduated in 1965 at the Semmelweis University Budapest, qualified as general surgeon in 1970. Working at the same university he has 50 years practice in operative surgery, education and scientific research. He was a visiting professor in Japan and invited guest speaker at many countries in Europe, America, Asia and in Australia as well.

Professor Sándor is a pioneer of introduction of laparoscopic and minimal access surgery in Hungary.  He has 25 years of teaching experience in laparoscopic surgery. He is a member or  executive board member  of  5 national and 13  international medical societies  including the American College of Surgeons; serving also as Past Councillor of the International Surgical Society. He was elected Honorary Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) in 2001 and Honorary Member of the Japan Society of Endoscopic Surgery (JSES) in 2009. In 2015 he has got the highest award of the Hungarian Surgical Society (János Balassa lecture and medal)
Lectures: 314
Published papers: 197 
Main interest: Minimally invasive surgery. Robotic surgery. Medical and surgical history.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Conferences and Journal Publications:

  • J. Sándor:Challenge for surgeons: Laparoscopic or open technique for gastric and rectal cancer Japanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery 37: 200, 2004
  • J. Sándor, B. Lengyel, T. Haidegger, G. Saftics, G. Papp, Á. Nagy, G. Wéber: Minimally invasive surgical technologies: Challenges in education and training Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery 3: 101-108, 2010
  • T. Haidegger, J. Sándor, Z. Benyó: Surgery in space – the future of robotic telesurgery Surgical Endoscopy DOI: 10.1007/s00464 – 010 – 1243/2010
  • T. Haidegger, P. Kazanzides, J. Sándor, B. Benyó, Z. Benyó: Technological Challenges of Image-guided Robotic Surgery – Abrupt Chnges int he Operating Room 4th Scientific Meeting of the Japan-Hungarian Surgical Society,Touan Matsuyama – János Balassa Symposium. Yokohama 2010. Nov. 18-20 Abstact Book 50 p.
  • T. Haidegger, V.Gödri, Gy. Fábri, Gy. Saftics, B. Lengyel, J.Sándor, B. Benyó, Z. Benyó:Minimally Invasive Surgical Training. Initial Experience in Hungary SCATh Workshop, Graz, 2011, July 12
  • J. Sándor, Gy. Wéber, A. Ferencz, T. Haidegger, B. Lengyel, Gy. Saftics:From the operating theater and simulators to the iPAD: challenges in education and training of surgical techniques23rd Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) Tel Aviv, 2011 September 13-16, Abstract Book
  • V. Gödri, D. Nagy, T. Haidegger, H.Steiner, J. Sándor, Gy. Wéber.: 3D motion tracking for laparoscopic surgical skill assessment 5th Scientific Meeting of the Japan-Hungarian Surgical Society Budapest, 2012 Október 4-6 Abstract Book 137 p.
  • Kormos K., Sándor J., Haidegger T., Ferencz A., Csukás D., Bráth E., Szbó Gy., Wéber Gy.: New possibilities in education of surgical practice (In Hungarian) Magyar Sebészet 2013; 66(5): 256-262
  • Sándor J., Kormos K., Ferencz A., Szabó Gy., Csukás D., Haidegger T. Wéber Gy.: d-learning, e-learning, m-learning in education of minimally invasive surgical techniques, Abstract Book, International Congress of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA) 2014. October 8-11, Bali, Nusa Dua, Indonesia