The University at Buffalo Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Program provides a structured educational experience necessary to achieve expertise in minimally invasive surgery techniques relating to advanced GI surgery while also providing exposure to laparoscopic and bariatric procedures.
Clinical experience is gained through progressive responsibility and increased autonomy over the course of the one-year fellowship. The fellow will gain exposure and experience to upper GI, bariatric, colorectal, hernia, solid organ, urologic, and thoracic procedures. They will learn techniques in robotic assisted laparoscopic and thoracoscopic operations. The fellow will also be exposed to complex open gastrointestinal and hepatopancreaticobiliary procedures.
The University at Buffalo Advanced MIS Fellowship follows the national curriculum set forth by the Fellowship Council.
In addition to the objectives provided by the Fellowship Council, our fellowship aims to:
The fellow must log at least 150 cases in advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (exclusive of basic MIS cases) by the completion of the 1-year fellowship.
Our 2021 graduate logged 637 cases and 741 procedures.
Regularly occurring conferences/didactics:
Additional Educational Opportunities (including, but not limited to…)
Participation in Teaching Activities
*great for meeting ASMBS requirements!
Check out our program director Aaron Hoffman, MD, & 2022 fellow Marissa Novack, MD, in the May 2022 Spotlight of Bariatric Times: https://pub-press.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?m=54664&i=746479&view=articleBrowser&article_id=4265424&ver=html5