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
  • 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. Satava | SLS Board Member

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ABOUT SLS

SLS is the Top MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery) Society.  SLS’ focus is multispecialty, providing a multidisciplinary education by giving a comprehensive view of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Therapy for better physician orientation and patient outcome.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2018

MISWeek – The #1 MIS Meeting. Minimally Invasive Surgery Week / SLS Annual Meeting is a multispecialty conference of a number of MIS Societies, helps increase knowledge of laparoscopic, endoscopic, 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.

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.

SLS Virtual Business Hall

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 Career Center

Help With Your Career

New jobs less than 7 days old are available only to Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons’s members. After that period, these jobs become available to everyone.

Virtual Exhibit Hall

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

Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Journal of the Society of Laparoendscopic Surgeons, The Most Read MIS Journal, 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.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Conferences and Events.

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!

EuroAmerican MultiSpecialty Summit

EuroAmerican Multi-specialty Summit is pleased to announce that beginning in 2018 it will be combined with Minimally Invasive Surgery Week/SLS Annual Meeting. Delegations of leading laparoscopists representing organizations and countries in Europe and the Americas …

SLS Blog

The latest News from SLS and the Minimally Invasive Surgery and Therapy World.

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 …

Special Programs

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

SLS Special Interest Group (SIG) Committees

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

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.

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 …

Fellowship in Specialized Minimally Invasive Surgery

This fellowship will consist of a one year post Graduate training in benign gynecological disorders such as endometriosis and myoma of the uterus by Dr. Camran Nezhat.

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.

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.

AsianAmerican MultiSpecialty Summit

AsianAmerican Multi-specialty Summit is pleased to announce that beginning in 2017 it will be combined with Minimally Invasive Surgery Week/SLS Annual Meeting. leading laparoscopists representing organizations and countries in the Pacific Rim, Asian Oceanic regions …

Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2017

MISWeek – The #1 MIS Meeting. Minimally Invasive Surgery Week / SLS Annual Meeting is a multispecialty conference of a number of MIS Societies, helps increase knowledge of laparoscopic, endoscopic, and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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.

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.

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.

SLS TV

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

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.

  • 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
  • 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. Satava | SLS Board Member