Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (F.MAS) in Delhi, India

  • Fellowship in Laparoscopy: Starting Date: 1st of every month Location: World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurugram, Delhi, India
  • Fellowship Duration: 14-day hands-on comprehensive university-recognized course in Minimal Access Surgery
  • Certification and Accreditation: The fellowship certificate will be awarded by a government-approved university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), a statutory body under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India. This fellowship is structured around an examination, requiring candidates to pass a university-level test to earn the degree. Our certificate holds international recognition and complies with the UNESCO Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education (GC), a treaty designed to standardize the global evaluation and acceptance of academic credentials.
  • Hours of Hands-On Training: Rigorous daily 9-hour didactic sessions, including experimental lab work and real operation theatre exposure.
  • Study Materials Provided: Free study materials worth $3,000 will be provided, including thousands of videos, hundreds of books, and numerous articles.
  • Specialty: For General Surgeon, Gynecologist, Urologist and Pediatric Surgeon
  • Course Director and Chief Trainers: Dr. R.K. Mishra
  • Fellowship Course Fee:
    • For Indian Doctors: Rs 1,55,000 (includes study material, working lunch, lab expenses, OT dress, and local transport)
    • For Overseas Doctors: $4,200 USD (includes study material, working lunch, lab expenses, OT dress, and local transport) A registration fee of Rs 5,000 is required at the time of application. The remaining course fee is due on the first day of the course.
  • Location: World Laparoscopy Hospital, DLF Phase II, Cyber City, Gurgaon, NCR Delhi, India
  • Accommodation:
    • At WLH premises: Rs 1,500 per day
    • At Pacific Hotel (owned by WLH): Rs 2,200 per day
  • For any Course Related Query Please Call at 00919811416832

Course Overview:

The Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (F.MAS) training course at World Laparoscopy Hospital, India, is designed for general surgeons, gynecologists, pediatric surgeons, and urologists. This intensive two-week course starts on the 1st of every month and provides the resources and opportunities for dedicated professionals to become skilled laparoscopic surgeons. For over 25 years, World Laparoscopy Hospital has been a leader in laparoscopic surgery training, with more than 11,000 surgeons and gynecologists from 138 countries successfully completing the F.MAS program. This center of excellence offers extensive opportunities to learn and practice all practical laparoscopic surgeries in one of the most modern laparoscopic wet training labs. Trainees also gain invaluable experience by observing live laparoscopic procedures in the operating theatre, guided by our expert consultants.

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Admission to the program is on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if the number of applicants exceeds the available slots for a particular month, candidates will be required to take an online entrance exam. The laparoscopic courses offered by World Laparoscopy Hospital are recognized by universities and hold international recognition from the World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons. To perform laparoscopic operations on human patients, surgeons must practice these procedures extensively and become thoroughly familiar with the subtleties of each maneuver.

During F.MAS course, Surgeos and Urologist should be able to perform the following laparoscopic surgeries:

wlh Diagnostic Laparoscopy, Diagnostic Thoracoscopy
wlh Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
wlh Laparoscopic Appendectomy
wlh Laparoscopic Repair of Inguinal Hernia (TAPP and TEP)
wlh Laparoscopic Repair of Para umbilical Hernia
wlh Laparoscopic Repair of Incisional Hernia
wlh Laparoscopic Repair of Duodenal Perforation
wlh Techniques to do laparoscopy on an abdomen with previous abdominal scar
wlh Procedures for Prolapse and Piles
wlh Suturing and Knotting of any visceral injury
wlh Simple Thoracoscopic Procedures
wlh Laparoscopic Management of Undescended Testes
wlh Laparoscopic Management of Varicocele
wlh Retroperitoneoscopic Nephrectomy
wlh Retroperitoneoscopic Ureterolithotomy


During F.MAS course, gynecologists should be able to perform the following laparoscopic surgeries:

wlh Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Laparoscopic Sterilization
wlh Laparoscopic Management of Ovarian Cyst
wlh Laparoscopic Salpingo-Oophorectomy
wlh Laparoscopic Management of Tubal Pregnancy
wlh Laparoscopic Myomectomy
wlh Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
wlh Laparoscopic Total Hysterectomy and Laparoscopic Cervical Circlage
wlh Supracervical Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
wlh Laparoscopic Re-canalization Surgery
wlh Diagnostic Hysteroscopy


You can receive a 25% discount on the fee for the Robotic Surgery Course, Upper and Lower GI Endoscopy Course, or IVF Course if you enroll in them together with the Laparoscopic Fellowship or Diploma program. Please note that the discount only applies to these additional courses and does not apply to the Laparoscopic Surgery Course fee.

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Laparoscopic Fellowship Course Structure:

The first step in the F.MAS course is to cover the essential components of laparoscopic surgery. During the first week of training, the program emphasizes "HANDS ON" training and essential minimal access surgical skills. All fellowship trainees develop the necessary fundamentals of laparoscopy, preparing them for the advanced laparoscopic operative techniques covered in the subsequent weeks of the course.

The Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery course is entirely candidate-centered, aiming to impart both basic and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in minimal access surgery to both young and experienced surgeons and gynecologists in a structured manner. The course places a strong emphasis on addressing the practical problems that a laparoscopic surgeon encounters on a day-to-day basis.

The course begins by teaching essential laparoscopic access techniques, including safe trocar insertion, pneumoperitoneum, suturing and knotting, dissection techniques, and tissue retrieval methods. It also covers the principles of the baseball diamond, the concept of port positioning, and the safe use of various energy sources, among other critical skills.

Once the fundamentals are established, the course proceeds to teach clinical surgery topics step by step, with demonstrations on live patients in the operating theatre. During live surgeries, participants can ask questions and request consultants to demonstrate specific tasks.

At World Laparoscopy Hospital, live surgery demonstrations are conducted ethically, with informed consent from patients. Consulting surgeons explain procedure steps and answer questions from participants. It is essential to maintain a professional demeanor, respect patient privacy and dignity, and follow strict protocols to ensure the safety of both patients and staff in the operating room.

By the end of the course, attending surgeons and gynecologists should be able to confidently perform all the taught procedures on their own patients. The course provides both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in a highly advanced HD laparoscopic skill lab. Expert professors deliver structured lectures, complemented by exercises conducted under the watchful eyes of the faculty. This comprehensive approach ensures that participants gain sufficient theoretical knowledge and develop the hand-eye coordination necessary for successful laparoscopic surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions of F.MAS Course

Complete hands-on training in laparoscopic suturing and knotting will be provided under the supervision of Prof. R. K. Mishra. Before surgeons can master the subtleties of new laparoscopic operations, they will first review the basics, including:

  • Indications and contraindications for specific laparoscopic procedures
  • Pertinent applied anatomy for both open and laparoscopic approaches
  • Appropriate instrumentation Ergonomics planning, including trocar and patient positioning
  • Methods to achieve adequate exposure using traction and countertraction
  • Surgical task analysis and potential complications

This comprehensive approach ensures that surgeons can recognize and avoid pitfalls, leading to more successful outcomes.

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Laparoscopic Training Course Director:

Prof. R.K. Mishra

Prof. R.K. Mishra

MBBS; MS; MRCS; Ph.D. (Hon); Dip.Lap (France); F.ICRS; F.IMSA

The Professor and Head of Minimal Access Surgery Prof. R. K. Mishra, is a highly experienced expert in laparoscopic and robotic surgery. As India's first university-qualified Master Minimal Access Surgeon (M.MAS), he holds prestigious positions including Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery (WJOLS) and General Secretary of both the World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS) and the International College of Robotic Surgeons (ICRS). He is a member of numerous international associations such as EAES, EATS, SAGES, SLS, SRS, and CRSA, and holds memberships in IMSA, IAGES, ASI, and IMA. With over 25 years of experience teaching laparoscopic surgery and 12 years in da Vinci robotic surgery, he has trained more than 11,000 surgeons, urologists, pediatric surgeons, and gynecologists from 138 countries. He has authored six books, contributed to over 20 international books on Minimal Access Surgery, and published over 100 articles in international journals. As the chief editor of the World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery for 12 years, he brings unparalleled expertise to the course. As the main faculty of the intensive laparoscopic training course, Prof. Mishra will be physically present throughout, conducting most classes, overseeing lab sessions, and demonstrating live surgeries in the operation theatre. His focus on the fundamentals and nuances of laparoscopic surgery, including indications, contraindications, pertinent anatomy, instrumentation, ergonomics, and potential complications, ensures a comprehensive and well-rounded education for all trainees.

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Laparoscopic surgery training is an intensive program that includes 9 hours of daily hands-on training from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The training encompasses all essential and advanced laparoscopic procedures in general surgery, gynecology, and urology. Scientifically designed according to international protocols, the course effectively teaches Minimal Access Surgery. In addition to hands-on training, we offer post-training online support through the world's largest and most updated library of laparoscopic study materials, including videos, articles, PowerPoint presentations, and eBooks, exclusively available to members on our dedicated server. We provide Laparoscopic Study Materials of Worth 3000 USD Completely Free of Cost during course. Free laparoscopic study material to complement practical knowledge is provided with the course.

CourseCertificateDurationCourse Date
Laparoscopic FellowshipF.MASTwo Week1st of every month / 30 seats
Laparoscopic Fellowship and DiplomaF.MAS + D.MASThree Week1st of every month / 20 seats
Laparoscopic Master DegreeM.S (MAS)One yearOnly 5 seats per year
Laparoscopic Ph.D Degree Ph.D (MAS) Three year Only 5 seats per year

The course fee for F.MAS is 1,55,000 Rupees for Indian surgeons and 4,200 USD for overseas surgeon and NRI. There is no extra charge to utilize hospital resources like internet, laparoscopic instruments, O. T. Dress, Library, Videos, CDs. Working lunch, snacks tea and coffee will be provided whole day during course. Doctors dedicated accommodation is available at subsidized tariff in Pacific Hotel (Owned and Managed By WLH). Hospital has its own deluxe bus to bring surgeons to hospital. For Indian doctors, accommodation is available in the hospital campus.

Admission is on first come first serve basis but if the applicant are more for same month candidate has to take Online entrance exam. Candidates must hold M.B; B.S or equivalent and at least 3 years post-registration experience in General surgery or Gynecology or degree of M.S or M.D for Indian candidates.

  1. Doctors should have valid medical registration.
  2. Overseas Doctor should have equivalent qualification.
  3. Only Online Application is sufficient for admission to the Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (F.MAS) Training course.

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