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Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Apply to this program (MIS Fellowship Council)

Our center offers a one-year clinical fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery with a strong emphasis on preparation for an academic path.

Attendance at major national meetings is expected as is presentation of outcome data and other research projects. Full administrative support is offered through the MIS Center.

imageA wide range of clinical case load is offered with emphasis on foregut surgery, including roux-en-y gastric bypass, lap band, primary and revision fundoplication, splenectomy, colectomy, etc.. Community surgeons facilitate fellowship case volumes avoiding conflict with general surgery senior resident staff.

Fellowship Alumni: Where are they now?

Obtain clinical and research training, certification in advanced laparoscopic surgery.



Candidates must have completed an ACGME residency in general surgery. The fellowship will be 75% clinical. Considerable exposure to laparoscopic gastric bypass, lap band, fundoplication, colectomy, etc. is planned. The fellowship provides excellent exposure to teleconferencing and new technologies. The fellow will have a 50% commitment to teaching and research (clinical or laboratory).


Advanced laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic gastric bypass, lap band, fundoplication, lap band, colectomy, splenectomy and bowel resection. Development of simulation resident training. Teleconferencing. Fellowship will have a 25% commitment to teaching and research (clinical or laboratory).


The VCU Department of Surgery operates laboratory facilities at the VCU Medical Center, including a large animal operating room certified by the USDA. Complete operating room facilities are available and all faculty members have ongoing laboratory research programs. Multiple opportunities for clinical research projects including bariatric surgery and foregut surgery.

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To apply to this program, visit The Fellowship Council website

For more information please call (804) 828-9191 or email us

Virginia Commonwealth University | VCU School of Medicine | Department of Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery Center
Gateway Building, Basement B217
1200 E. Marshall Street
P.O. Box 980428
Richmond, VA 23298-0428
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Date Last Modified: June 29, 2015
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