The Australian Centre for Complex Integrated Surgical Solutions (ACCISS) addresses complex medical challenges by leveraging its strong engineering, clinical and regulatory expertise.

Our Services

It can be difficult for clinicians to access and utilise new and emerging technologies. Our services include the design and development of reference anatomical models, patient-specific splints and prosthesis, custom-made cutting guides, surgical tools and a wide range of assistive medical tools. ACCISS provides both a physical and virtual surgical planning service by using 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality technologies to improve clinical outcomes. In addition, ACCISS collaborates with healthcare providers and academic partners to develop and test new medical device technology that is still emerging in clinical trials.


  • Industry liaison

    ACCISS engages a number of companies working in medical technology to directly discuss complex surgical cases.

  • Clinician support
    and collaboration

    ACCISS mobilises the expertise in Integrated Surgical Planning for complex cases and provides technology-based surgical planning support.

  • Research and clinical

    ACCISS contributes to the development of innovative medical devices and undertakes clinical trials for their assessment and market access.

  • Clinician and patient education

    ACCISS leverages advanced technologies such as 3D printing and virtual reality to improve clinician training as well as patient awareness. Some of our projects include:

  • Project 1) Design and manufacture of 3D models for education about renal disease and transplantation in Queensland indigenous communities.

  • Project 2) Design and manufacture of high-fidelity airway training models for Anaesthetists and Critical care specialists

  • Project 3) Design of models for hand and face for fracture fixation for Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons.

  • Dr. Michael Wagels

    Dr. Michael Wagels

    Director of ACCISS

    Michael is the Director of Australian Centre for Complex Integrated Surgical Solutions (ACCISS) and Clinical Director of Herston Biofabrication Institute (HBI). The two Institutions deliver clinically applied digital innovations for clinical and research use. Michael is a Staff Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Metro North Health and Metro South Health.

    Michael’s area of clinical interest is complex reconstruction of the peripheral nervous system, hand, and craniofacial skeleton. He is also interested in the translational aspects of tissue engineering for complex reconstructive defects. These present clinical problems that sometimes may only be solved with patient-matched and custom-made medical devices.

    Michael has undertaken three first in human trials of patient specific bioresorbable implants using Regenerative Matching Axial Vascularisation. These complex cases involved large volume bone defects in axial and load-bearing appendicular bone as well as soft tissue contour deformity. They are the impetus for clinical trials of patient specific bioresorbable implants in long segment tibial defects, skull reconstruction and camouflage correction of pectus excavatum.

The ACCISS team acknowledge

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Get in touch

Contact us with your complex problems

Phone: 07 3176 4448
Email: [email protected]
Address: Level 5 R Wing, Princess Alexandra Hospital, 199 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, QLD