Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine

Research and training in surgery


The Academic Surgical Unit at Imperial College is a national centre pioneering new technologies to address training requirements for trainee surgeons, surgeons in post and other professionals. Its innovative work in the use of simulations and virtual reality is internationally recognised as offering a way forward for surgical education. The Unit has developed a number of instruments, devices and procedures that impact on surgery, particularly minimal access surgery, and undertakes biological research related to new surgical procedures.