Gundersen Health System General Surgery offers a fully funded one-year post residency fellowship in minimally invasive bariatric surgery and advanced laparoscopy. This fellowship is accredited by the Fellowship Council.
This fellowship provides extensive experience in the surgical management of morbid obesity with emphasis on laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve and Lap-Band techniques. The fellow is exposed to a multitude of other advanced laparoscopic procedures, such as laparoscopic antireflux surgery, laparoscopic colectomy, solid organ surgery, hernia surgery, thoracoscopy and also the da Vinci S Surgical System.
The fellow is involved in the comprehensive preoperative assessment of all new bariatric patients, scrub on all bariatric procedures and be involved in the postoperative management and follow-up of these patients. The fellow participates in resident education and teaches skill acquisition to general surgery residents in the training lab. The fellow also participates in research activities during the course of the year.
Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery
provides a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach to the bariatric patient. The team includes a physician assistant, registered dietitians, a program manager, a clinical coordinator, as well as psychologists and plastic surgeons.
Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be well prepared to establish a proper minimally invasive bariatric surgery program in an academic or private practice environment.
Applicants should be board eligible or board certified in general surgery and have completed an accredited general surgery program at the time of application.