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The New European Surgical Academy (NESA) was founded in 2004 as an initiative of leading surgeons from different disciplines in order to:

  • re-evaluate existing surgical procedures

  • optimize and rationalize them where necessary

  • introduce new surgical procedures and ideas

  • share and transfer the gathered know-how

  • improving oncological treatment

View the NESA Presentation
Not every simple procedure is optimal, but every optimal procedure should be simple.


The following disciplines are represented in the NESA.


The Executive Board

  • coordinates the projects
  • organizes all events, especially the annual NESA Days
  • manages the network

The Advisory Board

  • 14 members
  • 2 members per discipline and 4 additional members
  • Mission: Discipline representation, input of ideas and interdisciplinary thinking

The International Board

  • Persons or institutions with high disciplineal and personal reputation
  • Members function as consultants to the Advisory and Executive Boards
  • Members promote the academy in various disciplineal forums

All other members are voluntary members, should identify with the aims and goals of the NESA and are appointed for limited periods.

The diplomats

The professional diplomats function as correspondents for certain disciplines such as breast surgery and gynaecological or surgical endoscopy. The regional diplomats function as correspondents in various institutions, hospitals or regions and supervise studies in their region.


The partners are active members of the academy who take part in national and multinational studies.

The Country Representatives

The country representatives represent the members of their countries in NESA and NESA in their countries. They establish contacts to medical institutions, coordinate the communication with diplomats and partners and supervise studies in their countries.

The honorary members

The NESA's honorary members are members distinguished by extraordinary medical achievements, humanistic thinking and personal integrity.


  • Academics without Borders (AWB/USF)
  • ACMIT – Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology (Wiener Neustadt, Austria)
  • The Centro Chemis Iaccarino (Naples, Italy)
  • The Spanish Institute of Micro-Immunotherapy (Spain)
  • The Dansk Kirurgisk Selskab (DKS, Danish Surgical Society)
  • The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (DGGG, German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
  • The European School of Transfusion Medicine (ESTM)
  • European Society of Young Surgeons (ESYS-ECS)
  • Frauengesundheit in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit e.V. (FIDE, Woman’s health in development cooperation)
  • FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics)
  • GeneSort
  • Geniplet Palma SL (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
  • The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM)
  • International Academy for Laser Medicine and Surgery (IALMS)
  • Institut für Gesundheitsvorsorge, Ernährungswissenschaften und Better-Aging-Medizin (IGEB, Institute for Health Science, Nutrition Science and Better-Aging-Medicine)
  • Institut für Transkulturelle Gesundheitswissenschaften der Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder (IntraG, Institute for Transcultural Medical Sciences of the European University Viadrina)
  • The International Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine (ISLSM)
  • ISGE (International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy)
  • Northside Hospital (sponsor of World Symposium on Endometriosis 2011)
  • The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)
  • Turkish Association of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Perinatology
  • The University of Cukurova (Adana, Turkey)
  • The USP Clínica Palmaplanas, a teaching hospital of the NESA (Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
  • The World Academy of Laser Applications (WALA)
  • World of Medicine (W.O.M.)
  • International Network for Health Workforce Education (INHWE)
  • European Artist Guild for Medicine and Culture
  • Beijing AILUNKAIER Trade Co., Ltd.