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Minimally Invasive and Gastrointestinal Surgery Fellowship

  • The North Shore LIJ MIS Fellowship Program was started in 2001 as one of 17 programs that constituted the Charter Group of the MIS Fellowship Council (now the MIS Council.)
  • The program provides the most diverse exposure to all aspects of Minimally Invasive and Gastrointestinal Surgery possible. Bariatric, Oncologic, Colorectal, Esophageal, Solid Organ and Hernia surgery are represented almost equally at two tertiary hospitals during six two-month rotations.
  • The fellowship currently comprises two positions, both of which are supported by industry grants.
  • With the introduction of the Fellowship Match in 2003 we have had the good fortune of matching outstanding candidates who have significantly enriched our program.


Surgical Oncology

We offer an unparalleled exposure to advanced MIS Surgical Oncology including Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy, Hepatobiliary surgery (including RFA and liver resections) and Gastric Surgery. This program includes extensive exposure to laparoscopic ultrasound techniques. We have an exceptional department of oncology that depends upon our expertise in managing intra-abdominal malignancies in a minimally invasive way.

Bariatric Surgery

We offer extensive experience in all aspects of bariatric surgery coordinated through our Center for Weight Management.
Our MIS Team provides extensive exposure to all aspects of MIS Colorectal surgery and we are at the cutting edge of Colorectal Robotic surgery.

MIS Education

Our program has a structured skills program that is run through our skills lab that is comprised of a multi-station dry lab and a Simbionix simulator.

Esophageal Surgery

We have the largest esophageal cancer referral center in the region and offer minimally invasive esophagectomy and all management aspects of benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus.



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