We oversee research that involves surgical procedures or “operations”. This area of research spans all healthcare and is therefore split into many surgical sub-specialties which focus on different areas or aspects of the human body such as the heart, brain, bones, veins. Surgery is also often defined by the type of surgical procedure involved, such as open, keyhole, laparoscopic and micro surgery. We support and promote all research that has a surgical aspect to it. We take the lead on research studies which are led by, or have significant input from surgeons.