SLS is dedicated to Improving Outcomes in Minimally Invasive Surgery.

SLS is the largest Minimally Invasive or Laparoscopic Society in North America and perhaps worldwide with over 6000 active members. Many Laparoscopic and MIS specialties are represented; the main three are Surgical Endoscopy, Gyn Laparoscopy, and Endourology. SLS’ focus is multispecialty, providing a multidisciplinary education by giving a comprehensive view that is more inline with better physician orientation and patient outcome.

  • MISWeek is the top multidisciplinary MIS conference in the world. No other society offers cross pollination and learning from other specialties.
    Gustavo Stringel | SLS Board Member
  • 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
  • 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 Board Member
  • [SLS has], quite honestly, the most impressive information available to surgeons today.
    Richard M. Satva | SLS Board Member

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MultiSpecialty Fellowship Summit

Join SLS at the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center in Orlando, Florida for a Fellowship Summit. Attend a lecture and dinner on at the Bohemian Hotel and a course at the Nicholson Center  the following day!

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SLS Fellowship Programs

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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 …

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EuroAmerican MultiSpecialty Summit

This Summit, held every two years, with delegations of leading laparoscopists representing organizations and countries in Europe and the Americas provides a meaningful educational and cultural exchange with thought leaders in minimally invasive surgery.

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Special Programs

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

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Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Journal of the Society of Laparoendscopic Surgeons is the multispecialty, peer-reviewed journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. JSLS seeks to advance minimally invasive surgery by promoting the cross-specialty exchange of information.

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Surgical Simulation Fellowship

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, with its focus on multidisciplinary, minimally invasive training, care, and education, has partnered with the University of Minnesota to promote, screen, and advocate for quality candidates for quality institutions to …

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Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2015

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

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Endometriosis Multispecialty Fellowship

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Top Gun Advanced Laparoscopic Skills and Suturing Program

Become a top gun surgeon by participating in the Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills & Suturing Program. This is an unbelievable program that gives you those skills that you need to operate in the advanced laparoscopic environment.

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Florida Hospital Nicholson Center Research Fellowship

The Florida Hospital Nicholson Center (FHNC) leads research programs in the area of surgical robotics and education.  The Fellow engaged for this program supports the objectives of multiple experiments and activities that support current grants, …

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AsianAmerican MultiSpecialty Summit VI

This Summit, with delegations of leading laparoscopists representing organizations and countries in the Pacific Rim, Asian Oceanic regions and the Americas, provides meaningful educational and cultural exchange with leaders in minimally invasive surgery.

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Laparoscopy Today

Laparoscopy Today features articles from leading experts on the most recent developments in minimally invasive therapies, the SLS President’s Corner, Products for the Laparoscopic Surgeon, Conference Reports, Journal Watch, and more.

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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.

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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.

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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 Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Members page to search for a surgeon in your area.

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Virtual Exhibit Hall

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

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SLS TV

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

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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.

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Upcoming Conferences and Events.

  • MISWeek is the top multidisciplinary MIS conference in the world. No other society offers cross pollination and learning from other specialties.
    Gustavo Stringel | SLS Board Member
  • 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
  • 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 Board Member
  • [SLS has], quite honestly, the most impressive information available to surgeons today.
    Richard M. Satva | SLS Board Member

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