Laparoscopic and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery
Fellowship Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Founded in 1992, the Division of Laparoscopic Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital formed one of the first formal clinical training programs for minimally invasive surgery in the United States. Today, we currently offer a one-year position each academic year (August 1 – July 31) to one highly qualified physician. We now boast one of the nation's most clinically active programs and provide our Laparoscopic Fellows with an unparalleled exposure to a diverse spectrum of minimally invasive procedures and techniques.

In 2016, our Division of Laparoscopic Surgery was retitled The Garlock Division of General Surgery with three distinct areas of clinical focus: General, Endocrine, and Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery. This interdisciplinary division was formed to capitalize on the unique clinical, academic and research opportunities presented by the synergy of these rapidly progressing fields.

As our Laparoscopic Fellow, you will spend the vast majority of the year working at The Mount Sinai Hospital, one of the busiest laparoscopic surgery groups on the East Coast, scrubbing on a large number of diverse procedures:

  • Bariatric: laparoscopic gastric bypass,  sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band placement and removal, bioliopancreatic diversion/duodenal switch, and revisional procedures
  • Colon and rectal: partial, subtotal, and total colectomy; ostomy formation and takedown; and benign and malignant indications
  • Foregut: fundoplications, paraesophageal hernia repairs, Heller myotomies, and gastric/small bowel resections
  • General: cholecystectomy, common bile duct exploration, laparoscopic inguinal and ventral hernia repair, complex hernia repairs (e.g., suprapubic, subxiphoid, flank), revisional hernias, and diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Transplant: laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

You will participate in one or more clinical research projects during the year and are expected to present at a national meeting, generally the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons conference or the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery meeting. Multiple ongoing studies are available in which you can participate. Numerous opportunities to write review articles and book chapters are available. The fellow will present in departmental Grand Rounds and play an active role in the education of Mount Sinai residents and medical students.