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Learn to perform essential surgical techniques with confidence.

Do you want access to HD surgical skills videos on any device at any time? Do you need to upskill in order to advance your career? Are you in need of the skills required to pass your medical school exams?

Surgiskills is the brain child of A/Professor Maurice Brygel, a General Surgeon practicing in Melbourne Australia. Brygel was one of the pioneers in video based medical education with his series The Video Book of Surgery back in 1990. The Video Book of surgery was pre-internet and consisted of a series of text books that worked in conjunction with a VHS video tape series to teach office based surgical procedures. Ever since the release of The Video Book of Surgery Brygel has been actively involved in surgical education and has developed an extensive media collection. Working with cogniio, Brygel has now developed, an extensive online training program that delivers surgical education to every corner of the globe.

Brygel believes that delivering education is a two way street and for this reason is more then just a library of video lectures. Brygel’s courses are interactive and allow you to ask questions from the lectures at any time, you can also interact with other course students, share ideas and feedback and test yourself. The course includes all the support material you may need including patient information templates.


A/Prof Maurice Brygel MBBS, DA, FRACS

A/Prof Maurice Brygel is a Melbourne General Surgeon with a special interest in office and day surgery using Local Anaesthetic techniques. He is a pioneer in day surgery having performed over 10,000 hernia operations with the vast majority treated as day cases.

He has developed two public and medical teaching websites: and (Melbourne Haemorrhoid & Bleeding Clinic).

He established and is Director of the Melbourne Hernia Clinic, which specialises in all types of hernia repair. A/Prof Brygel also practices at Masada Private Hospital, Sir John Monash Private Hospital and Cabrini Hospitals in Melbourne, Australia.

He teaches and examines using his multi-media collection at Monash University campuses, the Alfred Hospital and Cabrini Hospital, Notre Dame Medical School, The Royal Australian College of Surgeons and within private institutions associated with Queensland University and Monash University.

He has developed multiple courses for training students, registrars, General Practitioners and surgical trainees in association with academic bodies such as the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and GP training programs. He has also conducted workshops and broadcast webinars in rural and remote Australia and internationally in Italy and Fiji.

His publications include the Exploring Essential series: Exploring Essential Surgery and Exploring Essential Radiology. These are found on and comprise a significant contribution to the internationally based McGraw Hill Medical Access Surgery and Access Medicine subscription websites.

In association with Dr Gerry Ahern of Notre Dame other titles in the  Exploring Essential  series include: General Practice, Orthopaedics, Fractures, Emergency Medicine, Anatomy, Embryology.

These will be available as eBooks and apps

A/Prof Brygel's main interests now are developing and delivering online courses in Australia and internationally, teaching face to face office surgical skills while also continuing to practice hernia repair under local anaesthetic.

About SurgiSkills

Do you want access to surgical skills videos on any device at any time? Do you need to upskill in order to advance your career? Are you in need of the skills required to pass your medical school exams?

SurgiSkills: Surgical Skills training on demand.

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