Abteilung für Chirurgie

Marschallgasse 12, 8020 Graz

Tel.: +43 316 7067-3002
FAX:+43 316 7067-3009
E-Mail: chirurgie.graz@bbgraz.at


taTME-course BHB Graz




This 2-day course is planned for colorectal surgeons with advanced experience in laparoscopic TME and transanal rectal surgery and it is limited to 8 participants. The didactic sessions on day 1 will focus on the rationale for taTME, indications and patient selection, a concept for a „stepwise approach“ to the technique and an overview of common pitfalls. Lectures, videosessions and hands-on-training in human cadavers will be provided by expert national and international faculty. We would encourage surgeons to sign up in teams for the course (2 surgeons + 1 or 2 scrub nurses)! There will also be lectures specifically for the theatre staff and they will also be able to join in for the practical sessions. Port placement (GelPOINT Path Transanal Access Platform + TEO platform) and the surgical technique of the procedure will be trained (2 participants +/- nurse with 1 instructor at each cadaver). On day 2 all participants will be able to observe live surgery in the OR.

We offer also „proctoring“ your first taTMEs at your own hospital. Let us know how we can help you establishing the new tecnique in your department.


Included Services


Coursefee EUR 1500.-(surgeons) and EUR 300.-(scrub nurses) includes:

all lectures, videosessions, "hands-on-training" (cadaver + laptrainer), live-taTME, coffebreaks, lunch and course dinner as shown in the program.

Bed and Breakfast in a 4*Hotel close to the Hospital Barmherzige Brüder (5min. walking distance). Please let us know your arrival date  (1 or  2 nights required?) 


NOT included


Journey to Graz has to be booked by yourself – be aware that end of the course on day 2 is depending on time in OR and therefore cannot be planned exactly. (Time for transfer to the airport approx. 30min., to rail station approx.10min.)



In case of cancellation later than 30 days before the course the coursefee is not going to be refunded! This is applied uniformly for changing the course date! Thanks for your cooperation.

Scientific directors

Prim.PD Dr.Felix Aigner
Head of the Departement of Surgery KH Barmherzige Brüder Graz
Prof. Dr.med.Niels Hammer
Head of the Anatomical Institute Medical University Graz

Course director

Dr.Gerald Seitinger
Departement of Surgery Barmherzige Brüder Graz


Kornelia Koppelhuber BSc
Department of Surgery Barmherzige Brüder Graz


Prof.Luigi Boni MD, FACS
University of Insubria - Varese Minimal Invasiv Research Center
Dr.Walter Brunner MSC MBA FRCS
Head of Department of Surgery Rorschach and Head of Colorectal Surgery St.Gallen
Mr Roel Hompes MD
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon Oxford University Hospitals NHS
Univ.Prof.Dr. Robert Krause, DTMP
Head Section of Infectious Diseases Department of Internal Medicine MedUni Graz
Dr.Gerald Seitinger
Departement of Surgery Barmherzige Brüder Graz
Dr.Colin Sietses
Ziekenhuis Gelderse Vallei, Netherlands
Dr.Alexander Szyszkowitz
Departement of Surgery Barmherzige Brüder Graz
Dr.Albert Wolthuis
Colorectal surgery University Hospital of Leuven, Belgium
Course Hotel
Hotel Wiesler

Hotel Wiesler

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