Fellows 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. Fellows will spend approximately 1 – 1.5 days in the clinic.
The surgical experience during this fellowship is “hands-on,” and fellows actively participate in all surgical cases performed by the MIS faculty. Types of procedures that a fellow 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 and robotic 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 and hysterectomy, as well as vaginal hysterectomy, are also emphasized. Fellows will spend approximately 2-3 days in the operating room, depending on their rotation schedule. The MIS faculty also supervise an outpatient office procedure clinic, with a focus on office hysteroscopy, office diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy, and saline-infusion sonohysterography. This clinic is held weekly.
In addition to time spent in the operating room, fellows will further refine their skills in surgical simulation labs and cadaver labs done jointly with GYN oncology and urogynecology.