About IFSES (International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons)

IFESE Minimal Access Surgery was fast becoming a world phenomenon by 1991. An International group of surgeons committed to the spread of M.A.S. got together at the 3rd World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery in Bordeaux in 1992 under the Chairmanship of Professor Jacques Perissat with the determination to set up an International Federation dedicated to the spread. The then purpose of this Federation is to enhance and promote Endoscopic Surgery and minimal access techniques by: serving as an International forum for the disevaluation, and dissemination of information pertaining to Endoscopic Surgery access techniques, selecting the venue for Biennial World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. This was not to be a Federation of Surgeons but of Surgical Societies whose members were Laparoscopic surgeons from all over the world. The formation of the Federation was the culmination of ground work done by the Founder President Dr. Gerald Marks together with a large number of actively involved surgeons. This was the birth of the International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES) in 1992.

A unique concept of IFSES was that these surgeons from several Endoscopy Societies sought and obtained the partnership of Industry, so that leading manufacturers joined IFSES as Corporate Members making this the only Federation where surgeons integrate with and actively involve Industry to help achieve the mutual goal of the growth and spread of M.A.S.

About KSERS (The Korean Society of Endo-Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery)

IFESE In 1987, laparoscopic cholecystectomy was implemented successfully for the first time in the world. Since then, the technique has become widespread across the world. In South Korea, it has quickly spread since 1990 and is currently used in the majority of medical organizations.

The distinct characteristics of the laparoscopic technique have required systematic and academic research, and increased the demand for new techniques or tools, which led to the necessity of founding a domestic society dedicated to the study of laparoscope surgery.

The introduction of endoscopic & laparoscopic surgery in the 1900s was a monumental change in the paradigm of surgical surgery. Our new challenges, along with developed equipment, have enabled a number of surgeries that we thought would be impossible in the early days. However, there are still more things to be accomplished. What patients really want are safe surgery with no pain and no surgical wounds. The role of our society is to educate members with an insight and to encourage and support the introduction of new technologies.