Laparoscopic fellows at Mount Sinai participate in a broad spectrum of minimally invasive procedures. Every fellow rotates through three different clinical services, each one emphasizing a different aspect of minimally invasive surgery.


Gastrointestinal Surgery Rotation

Fellows join one of the busiest laparoscopic foregut surgery groups on the East Coast, scrubbing on a large number of diverse laparoscopic procedures:

  • Nissen and Toupet fundoplications
  • paraesophageal hernia repairs
  • Heller myotomies
  • gastroesophageal resections
  • small bowel resections and bypasses
  • partial and subtotal colectomies
  • laparoscopic procedures for Crohn’s disease

Bariatric Surgery Rotation

Fellows learn advanced dissection and anastomotic techniques. Preoperative evaluation and postoperative followup are also emphasized. Laparoscopic procedures include:

  • gastric bypass
  • biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
  • adjustable gastric band
  • two-stage approaches to supermorbid obesity
  • revisional bariatric surgery (laparoscopic and open)

Transplant/General Surgery Rotation

Fellows scrub on 2 or more laparoscopic donor nephrectomies each week, learning both laparoscopic and hand-assisted technique. Fellows also participate in a broad spectrum of laparoscopic general surgery procedures including inguinal hernia repair, ventral hernia repair and biliary surgery.