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Fellowship Opportunities with Advanced & Minimally Invasive Gynecology.

To apply, please visit the Florida Hospital GME website by clicking here.

Welcome to the Florida Hospital Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Advanced Gynecology. This is a two year training program where fellows dedicate 60% of their time to clinical care and 40% to scholarly activities such as research and lectures. Our primary goal is to train those who will provide top quality patient care and education, and be leaders in gynecologic laparoscopy and in treatment of advanced gynecologic disorders such as pelvic pain, endometriosis, vulvovaginal dermatoses, pelvic organ prolapse and menopausal care.

Over the past two decades minimally-invasive surgery (laparoscopy or MIS) has become standard in gynecologic surgery; useful in a variety of ways ranging from a diagnostic tool to an interventional surgical tool even in cases of advanced gynecologic disease. Laparoscopy boasts many advantages including the ability to diagnose visceral pathology, provide surgical treatment with minimally invasive techniques if necessary, and shorter hospital stay while avoiding the morbidity of a laparotomy. To the detriment of our patients, MIS remains largely underutilized when more advanced surgery is necessary. For example, more than 40% of laparoscopies are used for exploratory and diagnostic purposes in patients with chronic pelvic pain, and yet less than 15% of hysterectomies are being performed using minimally invasive techniques. The little use of laparoscopy for advanced gynecologic surgery is largely blamed on the lack of laparoscopic training provided in Obstetrics and Gynecology residency programs.

In this fellowship program we propose that to become a proficient MIS surgeon, a provider must have:

  • A broad understanding of advanced gynecologic disorders, especially ones that often end in a surgical intervention.
  • Extensive surgical and clinical expertise that focuses not only on laparoscopic surgery but also on advanced abdominal and vaginal surgery.
  • An excellent understanding of research methodology and evidence-based practice principles; our fellows have protected educational time and are required to complete a research project after completion of a biostatistics and epidemiology certificate.

As part of a large community based tertiary medical center, the Florida Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a high-volume teaching environment that will expose post-graduate fellows to an extensive breadth of gynecologic disorders, and advanced gynecologic MIS, abdominal and vaginal surgery; it is an ideal setting to provide additional training for post-graduate fellows seeking clinical and academic expertise in these fields. 

To learn more about the Fellowship Opportunities available at Advanced & Minimally Invasive Gynecology, contact the Residency Coordinator, Katy Capote.