Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons | Focus. Clarity. Innovation.

SLS is dedicated to Improving Outcomes in Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery.

SLS is a multispecialty and multidisciplinary organization with a global reach. Our current and past officers and membership reflect interest and leadership in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery and represent the knowledge and opinion leaders (KOLs) and pioneers in robotics and computer assisted surgery, surgical simulation, laparoscopy, endoscopy, and minimally invasive surgery.

  • MISWeek is the top multidisciplinary MIS conference in the world. No other society offers cross pollination and learning from other specialties.
    Gustavo Stringel
  • The great success of JSLS is due to the high quality of articles and our unique model, being both a non-profit publisher and society.
    Paul Wetter | SLS Chairman Emeritus
  • SLS provides a collegial and open forum atmosphere for interdisciplinary discussion and dissemination of new and established ideas, techniques and therapies.
    Raymond J. Lanzafame | SLS Executive Director
  • [SLS has], quite honestly, the most impressive information available to surgeons today.
    Richard M. Satava | SLS Board Member

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ABOUT SLS

SLS is a multispecialty and multidisciplinary Society of general surgeons, gynecologists, urologists, pediatric, thoracic surgeons and others interested in laparoscopic, endoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive surgical techniques and technologies. SLS endeavors to improve patient care …

MISWeek 2024

MISWeek – The Future of MIS. Minimally Invasive Surgery Week / SLS Annual Meeting is a multispecialty conference of a number of MIS Societies, helps increase knowledge of laparoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Membership

SLS provides an open multi-specialty forum for surgeons and other health professionals interested in minimally invasive surgery and therapy. Contributing to the growing knowledge of the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of laparoendoscopic and other minimally invasive techniques.

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SLS Fellowship Programs

SLS is committed to providing educational opportunities to Residents and Fellows in Training who are interested in pursuing a career in minimally invasive surgery or surgical simulation.

Special Programs

SLS offers special programs for Residents, Fellows-in-Training, Nurses,  Affiliated Medical Personnel, and Retired Surgeons 

Educational Resources

The content presented on this page is provided for informational and/or education purposes.

Journal of the Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons

Journal of the Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons, The Most Read MIS Journal, is the multispecialty, peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons. JSLS seeks to advance minimally invasive surgery by promoting the cross-specialty …

CRSLS

CRSLSMIS Case Reports from SLS, is dedicated to the publication of Case Reports in the field of minimally invasive surgery. Case Reports are submitted through the JSLS submission system and undergo the same rigorous peer review process.

SLS MIS Today

Issues and answers specific to surgeons and what we’re facing now, reimbursement, hiring ,legal issues and money, beating stress, solving staffing issues, Improving  patient communication and much more.

SLS TV

This site contains Educational Videos which are open access and available worldwide in multiple formats.

SLS Scholarly Search

The “one-click” scholarly search is here!  Search through SLS’s open access journal, textbooks, various conference syllabi, and much more.  Look up the hottest topics or search JSLS Online for articles pertaining to your research.

Virtual Exhibit Hall

The SLS Virtual Exhibit Hall connects physicians and professionals with manufacturers as they search for the most advanced surgical instruments.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Conferences and Events.

SLS Special Interest Groups (SIG)

SLS SIGs support the organization’s educational mission. Members of the SIGs present the popular laparoscopy updates at SLS’s Annual Meeting, taking an important leadership role in preparing physicians for the future.

Directory of SLS Members

To find a doctor who is up to date on the latest information about minimally invasive surgery, visit the  Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons Members page to search for a surgeon in your area.

SLS Career Center

Help With Your Career

New jobs less than 7 days old are available only to Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons members. After that period, these jobs become available to everyone.

Top Gun Advanced Laparoscopic Skills and Suturing Program

Become a top gun surgeon by participating in the Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills & Suturing Program. Top Gun is an unbelievable program that decreases the time that it takes to learn how to intracorporeally suture …

ORReady

ORReady is a worldwide, multi-Specialty initiative to encourage steps that improve surgical outcomes and save lives. Working together worldwide, Medical Societies and Other Organizations are sharing ideas that work to help improve Outcomes for Surgical Patients.

Prevention & Management of Laparoendoscopic Surgical Complications

Prevention and Management of Laparoendoscopic Surgical Complications, Third Edition (PM3) is a medical textbook that covers Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, and Minimally Invasive Surgery and other advances that help patients recover quickly and safely.

Nezhat’s History of Endoscopy

In 2005 pioneering surgeon Dr. Camran Nezhat was awarded a fellowship by The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology to research and write this important history. In Washington, DC at ACOG and the Library of …

  • MISWeek is the top multidisciplinary MIS conference in the world. No other society offers cross pollination and learning from other specialties.
    Gustavo Stringel
  • The great success of JSLS is due to the high quality of articles and our unique model, being both a non-profit publisher and society.
    Paul Wetter | SLS Chairman Emeritus
  • SLS provides a collegial and open forum atmosphere for interdisciplinary discussion and dissemination of new and established ideas, techniques and therapies.
    Raymond J. Lanzafame | SLS Executive Director
  • [SLS has], quite honestly, the most impressive information available to surgeons today.
    Richard M. Satava | SLS Board Member