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Dr. Ralph V. Clayman, right, prepares for a surgical procedure.

The UC Irvine School of Medicine's Surgical Education Center is dedicated to excellence in teaching minimally invasive surgery techniques.

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Welcome to the Surgical Education Center (SEC).

The leadership and surgical staff members of this multidisciplinary institute are dedicated to the School of Medicine’s mission: Discover. Teach. Heal.

  • Discover: We seek to create new advances in the medical field through innovative translational research.
  • Teach: We provide superior learning opportunities by emphasizing the newest developments in surgical technology, including percutaneous, ureteroscopic, laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery.
  • Heal: We aim to improve clinical outcomes through the successful transfer of minimally invasive and endoscopic skills to a wide range of trainees, while also conducting clinical studies to benefit local, regional and national communities.