University of Szeged Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical School

Institute of Surgical Research


General information

”The world's most beautiful profession is the doctor. I think the real challenge is getting somebody to stand up and service a living organism well. To heal, to repair what has gone wrong is a miracle. (Tamás S.)”

About experimental surgery

Speech by Francis D. Moore, Former Professor of Surgery, Harvard University says that "experimental surgery" can bridge the gap between theoretical science namley basic research, and clinical-practical surgery ("The surgical investigator must be a bridgetender, channeling knowledge from biological science to the patient's bedside and back again”). Thus, by definition, we can call 'experimental surgery' any research activity, whether clinical or theoretical, that produces new data, new, original information using the methodology and toolbox of science, and thus contributes to surgery and its logically related fields ( eg intensive patient care, oncology diagnostics, gastroenterology).

In the laboratories of the Institute of Surgical Operations, such 'experimental surgical research teams' are in place, with researchers working in close collaboration with their clinical colleagues. In addition to the traditional research areas of the Institute (ischemia-reperfusion - hypoxic tissue damage, sepsis), several other pathways have emerged over the years, and many new basic research results have been generated in connection with gas-mediated and mitochondrial in vitro studies.

Currently, research workflows and workgroups as

microcirculation-microsurgery (led by Dr. Andrea Szabó),

macrocirculation-hemodynamics (Dr. József Kaszaki),

gas-mitochondria (Dr. Petra Hartmann) are organized around laboratories.