Program Description

The Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) fellowship is designed to educate a subspecialist in obstetrics and gynecology in advanced benign minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in order for them to be an independent specialist and a consultant to other surgeons. The fellow will acquire the advanced minimally invasive skills that will allow them to treat many complex gynecologic conditions. They will graduate with the ability to establish a leadership role in advancing minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and advanced endoscopic surgical research. Although the fellowship will meet all the surgical experience requirements, the focus will be on reproductive surgery involving fertility promoting and fertility sparing treatment of endometriosis, uterine myoma, uterine anomalies, and adnexal diseases. Our MIGS fellowship will also allow for the opportunity to advance the fellows skills in gynecologic ultrasound specifically in 3D imagine for preoperative evaluation/diagnosis of patients

During the gynecologic oncology rotation the fellow will be further exposed to complex minimally invasive surgery and exploration of the retroperitoneal space. On the rotation in female pelvic reconstructive surgery, the fellow will be exposed to treatment for pelvic floor disease and incontinence. He/she will become more proficient in cystoscopy and recognition and management of urinary tract complications. During the general surgery rotation the fellow will work with a general surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery learning to perform lysis of adhesions, enterolysis, and repair of minor bowel injuries.

The primary goal of the fellowship is to provide exceptional education to the MIGS fellows. Graduating fellows will be adequately trained to pursue a career in academic medicine or clinical practice. It is expected that the fellows will actively contribute to their own education in all ways possible, including helping to improve the program for the benefit of themselves and future fellows.