European Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (ESSAT)

The surgical voice in UEG 

The consortium ESSAT provides a framework for cooperation and coordination among the four surgical Specialist Member Societies of UEG. ESSAT organises workshops at UEG Week on topics at the intersection of surgeons and gastroenterologists for the benefit of digestive and visceral diseases patients.

Mission statement 

  • To promote networking of knowledge and sharing clinical skills among the European community and beyond in Digestive and Visceral surgery.
  • To support educational programmes including surgical and endoscopy hands-on and technical skills courses for Digestive and Visceral surgery.
  • To support and coordinate the development of evidence including guidelines that can promote best practice in Digestive and visceral surgery.
  • To support gastroenterologists in a multidisciplinary approach to GI diseases.

More about the Hands-on Programme at UEG Week


Member Societies of ESSAT


European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other interventional techniques


Eindhoven, Netherlands
T: +31 40 252 52 88


European Digestive Surgery


Munich, Germany
T: +49 89 4140 5886

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European Society for Coloproctology


Edinburgh, United Kingdom
T: +44 131 624 6040


ESSAT Council

ESSAT President and Surgery Representative on UEG Council

Dieter Hahnloser, Switzerland (ESCP)

ESSAT Council Members

Dorin Eugen Popa, EAES
Mahdi Al-Taher, EAES
Wanda  Petz, EAES
Francesco Maria Carrano, EAES
Beat Müller, EAES
Zilvinas Dambrauskas, EDS
Isabella Frigerio, EDS
Beat Gloor, EDS
Mark Ivo van Berge Henegouwen, EDS
Rita Gudaityte, EDS
Bas P.L. Wijnhoven, EDS 
Helmut Friess, EDS 

Julie Perinel, EFISDS
Mustapha Adham, EFISDS
Yogesh Vashist, EFISDS
Ahmet Coker, EFISDS
Anna Dupree, EFISDS
Monica  Millan, ESCP
Gianluca Pellino, ESCP
Triantafyllos Doulias, ESCP
Dragomir Dardanov, ESCP
Emma V. Carrington, ESCP 
Aleksander Karamarkovic, ESSAT 
Daniel Hartmann, ESSAT


UEG Head of Association Management
Wilma Hofer

M: +43 699 1997 16 43
T: +43 1 997 16 39