Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Gynecology and Reproductive Surgery - Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons

Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Gynecology and Reproductive Surgery

Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Gynecology and Reproductive Surgery

Location: Atlanta Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Reproductive Medicine
Program Director: Ceana Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS

SLS presents an EXCLUSIVE one year post Graduate fellowship. This fellowship will consist of a one year post Graduate training in benign gynecological disorders such as endometriosis and myomas of the uterus under the direction of Dr. Ceana Nezhat.

The primary training goal of this post Graduate fellowship is to improve patient care and teach advanced endoscopic operative skills to individuals who are interested in propagating the field of endoscopic pelvic surgery. A secondary goal is to contribute new knowledge about learning and teaching with advanced surgical trainers.

The Fellow will have ample opportunity to truly work in a multispecialty environment during the course of this Fellowship. The program is highly devoted to treating women with endometriosis and myomas of the uterus. Hysteroscopy, cystoscopy, proctoscopy, and simulation laboratories are also part of the fellowship curriculum.

The surgical experience includes benign gynecologic pathologies and the understanding and treatment of advanced-stage endometriosis laparoscopically and robotically. This includes ovarian, peritoneal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and other extra-genital sites of endometriosis. Many advanced leiomyoma cases are referred as well, so the endoscopic management of myomas is thoroughly taught. The role of laparoscopic hysterectomy, for both definitive treatment of endometriosis and/or management of large fibroid uteri is also emphasized. Operative hysteroscopy is a common procedure in the program, for the management and treatment of uterine anomalies, fibroids, polyps, septums, tubal obstruction, adhesions and abnormal uterine bleeding. The Fellow will also learn the principles and techniques for approaching and treating infertility pathology, ovarian pathology and interstitial cystitis. Finally, the Fellow will become proficient in cystoscopy, ureteral stent placement, proctoscopy, pelvic ultrasonography and saline infusion sonohysterography.

A unique feature of this program is the availability of laparoscopic and hysteroscopic virtual reality simulators that provide force feedback (haptics), which helps to improve surgical skills, while also providing valuable epistemological insights to improve the way surgery is taught and learned.

Research plays a significant role in advancing medicine and improving patient care. Fellows are therefore encouraged to participate in technical innovation for the advancement of minimally invasive surgery and surgical education and training. All Fellows are expected to be productively involved in scientific writing and research experience.

Please note, this fellowship does not provide J-1 visa support.

To apply, please visit: http://sls.org/sls-fellowship-programs/sls-fellowship-application/