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Education—MIS Fellowship

The Division of Bariatric & Gastrointestinal Surgery offers a one-year clinical fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery with a strong emphasis on preparation for an academic path. The main focus of the program is to obtain clinical and research training and certification in advanced laparoscopic surgery.

> Learn more about this fellowship program


Bariatric surgery

(weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery).



Gastrointestinal surgery
focuses on anomalies in the upper and lower parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Procedures to repair ventral and inguinal hernias, gall bladder removal, esophagectomy—procedures involving the entire digestive system, from entry to exit.




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