Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, also called key-hole surgery, has had a strong development in Norway. This kind of surgery has many advantages, including less pain for the patient, shorter hospitalisation, shorter convalescence, and, compared to traditional surgery, socio-economic savings.

The transition from open to laparoscopic surgery is a major challenge. The introduction of new techniques requires training and sometimes also certification of surgeons. NSALK has the important task of raising competence and ensuring that all Norwegian hospitals benefit from this expertise.

NSALK is a national advisory unit for advanced laparoscopic, endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, providing training, research and quality assurance of operative procedures. The head of the center is Dr. Ronald Mårvik.

NSALK's vision is to increase the use and quality of laparoscopic, endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery by:

  1. Improving and spreading expertise and skills in laparoscopic, endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, ensuring that this expertise benefits all Norwegian hospitals
  2. Developing new operation methods and medical technology based on clinical needs
  3. Improving existing and introducing new methods in innovative minimally invasive treatment through research testing, quality assurance, training and counselling

You can read more about the NSALK (research, publications, courses, contactinfo etc.) on the webpage: www.nsalk.org

In Norwegian

 

Training activity at St. Olavs Hospital, NSALK

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