The Colorectal Unity with the scientific support of CCEA (Centro de Cirurgia Endoscópica Avançada) and ISUCRS (International Society of University Colon and Rectum Surgeons) are proud to announce a 4-week postgraduate fellowship in colorectal surgery at Hospital de Braga.

The Colorectal Unit of Hospital de Braga is a leading Colorectal Unit in the north of Portugal, in the city of Braga. Laparoscopic surgery is used in approximately 90% of colorectal surgeries. A major objective of the unity is to treat colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor dysfunction, and proctologic surgery.


This fellowship provides participants with a comprehensive educational program that will enable them to:

  • Understand colorectal oncology, operations, and perioperative care with a special emphasis on colorectal laparoscopy.
  • Identify and manage pelvic floor dysfunction (pelvic organ prolapse and obstructed defecation), proctologic surgery, inflammatory bowel surgery, and diverticular surgery.


  • Duration: 4 weeks postgraduate course at Hospital de Braga, Portugal
  • Participants per course: 2
  • There will be one day of work in a wet lab to perform laparoscopic sutures and anastomoses during the fellowship.
  • During the four weeks, seminars are held weekly, covering surgical technique, perioperative care, and diagnostic testing.

Weekly Schedule:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8h – 14h In Patients Ward
In Patients Ward
In Patients Ward
In Patients Ward
In Patients Ward
14h – 19h Theatres   Theatres Outpatients Theatres

Suitable Applicants:

General Surgery or Colorectal Surgery specialists, fellows or residents.

Application Fee:

Standart Fee: 2000 euros

  • 50% discount for ISUCRS members
  • Application fee from low & low-middle income countries (will be completely free and accommodation in Braga will be provided free by David.

For application see ISUCRS website or click HERE

Programme Organiser & Contact

Dean of postgrad program: Dr Joaquim Costa Pereira

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