The United Christian Hospital Department of Surgery is recognized for her contribution to laparoscopic surgery. The department has been hosting laparoscopic surgery courses for doctors both locally and from the South East Asia for several years. It has become evident that a more organized effort is necessary to promote further development of Minimal Invasive Surgery in this region of the world. At the turn of the Millenium, we pooled together available expertise and resources to centralize all efforts in Research and Development of Minimal Invasive Surgery. The Minimal Invasive Surgery Development Center was formed.