was founded in 1913 and is an association as of articles 60 to 79 of the Swiss Civil Code. In 2023 we unite:
- 785 ordinary members
- 38 junior members
- 41 honorary members
- 498 free members

Our tasks

  • To promote cohesion amongst surgeons in Switzerland

  • Promotion of scientific activity and young academics in the field of surgery

  • Implementing the regulations of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) regarding continuing medical education and training, as well as quality assurance in the specialty of surgery

  • Maintaining the image of surgery among its partners and the public

  • Representation of the professional interests of our members

The SGC has the following special tasks:

  • The harmonization of medical speciality education and training standards as well as the mutual recognition of medical speciality titles with other countries

  • Co-publication of a scientific journal in the field of surgery (Swiss Knife)

Our office is operated by Meister ConCept GmbH (Aarau). It is responsible for the administration of members, invoicing and control of annual fees, bookkeeping, organization and coordination of the general assembly, coordination of SGC awards, tendering of research project support, organization and administration for the oral specialist examination in surgery as well as the organization and administration of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Switzerland. The main person responsible for the SGC-SSC at Meister ConCept is Sabrina Leuthard.

SGC Geschäftsstelle
Bahnhofstrasse 55
5001 Aarau
T + 41 62 836 20 98

Our executive secretary Prof. Dr. med. Raffaele Rosso is the link between our members, the public, the office and the board of the Swiss Society for Surgery. Among other things, he is responsible for the management of the society, professional policy matters, media contact, contact person for foreign organizations, supervision of the office as well as liaison with the Swiss Medical Association (FMH), the Swiss Institute of Medical Education (SIWF) and specialist societies.

Prof. Dr. med. Raffaele Rosso
FACS, FRCS (Engl.)
Via Pongiana 4g
6949 Comano

+ 41 79 674 42 74

* The SGC statutes are currently being revised and will be presented at the next General Meeting.