Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship

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The Creighton University MIGS Fellowship program, partnered with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, is structured for the applicant who wishes to emerge as a fully trained and experienced pelvic surgeon. The main focus of our practice is the care of patients with chronic pelvic pain. Fellows will be exposed to all areas of pelvic pain, including the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis, pelvic congestion syndrome, extensive pelvic adhesive disease and pudendal neuralgia. Our comprehensive curriculum includes simulation training with robotic trainers, exposure to advanced laparoscopic surgery, abdominal and vaginal procedures, and laparoscopic and open bowel surgery. Additionally, fellows will have exposure to the latest advances in robotic surgery.

Primary surgical experience will be conducted at St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Norton Thoracic Institute, Center for Women's Health, Dignity Health Cancer Institute, and a Level I Trauma Center. Our 595-bed, non-profit hospital provides a wide range of health, social and support services. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, The American College of Surgeons, the College of American Pathologists, and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Upon graduation, fellows can expect to emerge fully trained and experienced in the broad spectrum of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, with an emphasis on chronic pelvic pain. Fellows will be more than qualified to serve as a minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and/or pelvic pain consultant.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship Goals

Educational objectives focus on evidence based medicine, anatomical principles, instrumentation, operative laparoscopy and operative hysteroscopy. The fellowship offers in-depth experience using state-of-the-art techniques to treat abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, myomata, endometriosis, adhesive disease, and pelvic relaxation.

This fellowship also aims to further research in the field of minimally invasive gynecology. Fellows are required complete a scholarly contribution at one major national conference (AAGL, IPPS, APGO, ACOG) during their fellowship.

The Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery actively encourages applications from postgraduate physicians aspiring to develop their surgical skills in minimally invasive gynecology.