In minimally invasive surgery, surgeons operate through tiny incisions. Tubes are inserted into the incisions and tiny instruments, such as video cameras and cutting tools, are slipped through them. The instruments allow the surgeons to perform operations with minimal injury to the body. The result for patients is more rapid recovery and a faster return to normal living. Many of these procedures may be performed on an outpatient basis or require only a one-day stay.
The one-year Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, provides the general surgeon with additional training and management of gastrointestinal, endocrine, colorectal and obesity surgery using minimally invasive approaches.
During this fellowship, you utilize laparoscopic and video-guided techniques including flexible endoscopy in the care of the GI and general surgery patient. This training program includes both clinical experience and research. Our goal is to prepare you to become a leader in the field of minimally invasive surgery.
This program fulfills the training requirements of and is accredited through The Fellowship Council.
The Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship began in 2006 and accepted its first fellow in 2007. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.