Society of Reproductive Surgeons / American Society for Reproductive Medicine (SRS/ASRM) – 12 Month Fellowship
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) – 16 Month Fellowship
FELLOWS FOR THE YEAR 2018 ALREADY HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED.
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN NOW AND ENCOURAGED FOR 2019 AND LATER.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019 IS SEPTEMBER 1st, 2018.
In this fellowship, surgeons will have the unique opportunity to learn the latest surgical techniques and skills in advanced video endoscopy and robotic assisted reproductive surgery while working under the expert guidance of Camran Nezhat, MD, FACS, FACOG. This is a 12 month SRS/ASRMor a 16 month SLS postgraduate training program with a focus on the treatment of benign infertility related gynecological disorders such as endometriosis, leiomyomas, pelvic pain, infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding, ovarian cysts, and congenital abnormalities of the reproductive system.
In this program, fellows become adept at advanced video assisted laparoscopy, robotic surgery, videoassisted hysteroscopy, cystoscopy and proctoscopy. The program is highly devoted to treating women with endometriosis and other benign gynecologic disorders and is a referral center for the most complicated cases of extra-genital endometriosis, such as endometriosis of the bowel, bladder, ureter, diaphragm, and lungs. There is a strong emphasis on a multispecialty approach, especially for the extra-genital endometriosis procedures. These surgeries are often performed with a team of cardiothoracic surgeons, colorectal surgeons, general surgeons, vascular surgeons and urologists when indicated.
This fellowship in Gynecologic Endoscopy is under the direction of Camran Nezhat, MD. The primary training goal is to improve patient care and teach advanced endoscopic operative skills to individuals who are interested in propagating the field of endoscopic surgery. A secondary goal is to contribute new knowledge about learning and teaching with advanced surgical trainers.
The surgical experience includes benign gynecologic pathologies and understanding and treating advanced-stage endometriosis video laparoscopically with and without robotic assistance. This includes ovarian, peritoneal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and other extra-genital sites of endometriosis. We are referred many advanced leiomyoma cases as well, so the endoscopic management of myoma is thoroughly taught. The role of video laparoscopic hysterectomy, for both definitive treatment of endometriosis and/or management of large fibroid uteri is also emphasized. Video assisted hysteroscopy is almost a daily procedure in the program, used to treat uterine anomalies, fibroids, polyps, septums, tubal obstruction, adhesions and abnormal uterine bleeding. The fellow will also learn the disciplines of approaching and treating infertility pathology, ovarian pathology and interstitial cystitis. Finally, the fellow will become proficient in cystoscopy, proctoscopy, pelvic ultrasonography and saline infusion sonohysterography, A unique feature of this program is the availability of video laparoscopic and hysteroscopic virtual reality simulators that provide force feedback (haptics), helping to improve surgical skills.
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 the writing and research experience. These include abstracts, poster presentations, video presentationsand journal publications.
The schedule is organized as one clinic day per week and four days of OR, with clinic patients in the afternoons on several of the OR days. Other educational activities such as surgical skill workshops and meetings are encouraged.
We have been teaching fellows since 1982 and will be accepting 2 fellows per year.
You can apply by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org