Trainees will have the opportunity to work within MIS faculty clinics and obtain one-on-one training in the evaluation and management of complex gynecology patients. Trainees will spend approximately 1 – 1.5 days in the clinic.
The surgical experience during this program is “hands-on,” and trainees actively participate in all surgical cases performed by the MIGS faculty. Types of procedures that a trainee is expected to master include the following: supracervical and total laparoscopic hysterectomy, robot-assisted hysterectomy, robotic myomectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy, laparoscopic excision of advanced endometriosis, laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy and adnexectomy, laparoscopic trachelectomy, lysis of adhesions, excision of ovarian remnants, and advanced operative hysteroscopy with resection of submucosal fibroids, and intrauterine adhesions. Mini-laparotomy for abdominal myomectomy, as well as vaginal hysterectomy, are also emphasized. Trainees will spend approximately 2-3 days in the operating room, depending on their rotation schedule. The MIGS faculty also supervise an outpatient office procedure clinic, with a focus on diagnostic hysteroscopy and operative hysteroscopy (e.g. removal of embedded IUD, polypectomy), and saline-infusion sonohysterography. This clinic is held weekly.
In addition to time spent in the operating room, trainees will further refine their skills in surgical simulation labs and cadaver labs done jointly with GYN oncology and urogynecology.