Advanced GI/Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Established in 2002, the program has trained 13 fellows and now has conditional accreditation with the Fellowship Council.

The goal of the Advanced GI/Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship program is to train a fellow who truly understands where the fields of minimally invasive surgery, metabolic and bariatric surgery are headed, and to be able to think critically about the balance between the risks of the procedures that we perform and the benefits for patients. The fellow will learn how to orchestrate a bariatric operation, how to implement an array of hybrid technologies, and how to organize research ideas and interests. It is our goal for the fellow to become proficient in methods of both open and laparoscopic bariatric surgery, as well as in the perioperative management of the bariatric surgery patient.
 
The American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery have designated the University of Minnesota Medical Center a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Blue Cross and Blue Shield has provided us a Blue Distinction Plus (+) designation for bariatric surgery, which recognizes us for our expertise and efficiency in delivering this type of specialty care.
 
Applications are now being accepted for a one-year advanced training position in Advanced GI/Minimally Invasive Surgery  in the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The position offers specialty training in the rapidly growing specialty of bariatric surgery and minimally invasive surgery in one of the nation's largest bariatric programs based at the University of Minnesota Health and Fairview facilities. This position will begin August 1, 2020.
 
Starting in December of 2018, applicants may apply for the 2020-2021 position via the Fellowship Council process.
 
If you have any questions about this fellowship program, please contact the Program Coordinator, Cheryl Alementi, at 612-626-2590.