M.S. (Minimal Access Surgery) course provide a robust and wide-reaching education for surgeon and gynecologist in both the theory and the conduct of surgical research as applied to minimal access techniques. This emphasis makes our one year degree course Master in Minimal Access Surgery one of the most unique programs in the World. Daily visit to the operating room with adequate exposure for assisting live surgeries will give you a boost to overcome the difficulties in your own operating rooms. This is an intensive clinical course in which the candidate will be assisting the course director in all the clinical work related to the patients and will also be actively involved in projects related to minimal access surgery.
The objective of M.S. (Minimal Access Surgery) course is to develop an understanding of key issues in the evaluation of minimal access surgical procedures and its clinical outcomes. World Laparoscopy Hospital is the First Institute in Asia to start M.S. (Minimal Access Surgery) University Degree Course. The course is a full time programme. Candidate has to spend initial three month training at World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurugram, NCR Delhi. During this three month they will get extensive "Hands On" training at laparoscopic lab of World Laparoscopy Hospital. They will also get clinical attachment in various hospitals in New Delhi including World Laparoscopy Hospital. This three month extensive training will be followed by 9 month online training and clinical attachment in their respective country or state. The course runs over one academic year from the date of admission. This unique University Degree course aims to meet the personal, professional and educational requirements of surgeons continuing their professional development within the clinical field of laparoscopic surgery. The M.S. in Minimal Access Surgery course does not come under the purview of Medical council of India and basically it is a research based University degree course.
Over the past 23 Years, the World Laparoscopy Hospital has gained regional and international recognition for its efforts to provide the best laparoscopic training. As part of a major academic medical center, the institute excels in training, research and clinical programs. Our dual purpose is to train those who will provide top quality patient care and be the academic leaders in minimal access surgery, who in turn will train many consultants for practice in communities across the country. This course is open to qualified professional Surgeons, Gynecologist, Urologist and Pediatric Surgeon. This course offers an exciting insight into technological advances in Minimal Access Surgery as well as a practical multidisciplinary approach to implementing this technology including through exposure and training in da Vinci robotic surgery. Candidates for the degree will be required to have extensive hands on training and they will also undertake a research program and will be required to submit a thesis for examination. The thesis should embody the results of an investigation carried out by the candidate, under supervision, which shows independence of thought and which demonstrates the candidate's ability to carry out research in the discipline of minimal access surgery.
Admission in Master in Minimal Access Surgery:
Admission to M.S Degree course starts from 1 st of every month. Only 12 seats each year is available for Master in Minimal Access Surgery course. The M.S (Minimal Access Surgery) Courses is university recognized course, endorsed by World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons. This courses is university doctorate course, endorsed by World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons.. 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, DNB, MRCS, MRCOG or equivalent.
This one year master course is designed for medical graduates who have postgraduate experience in surgery or gynecology with an interest in minimal access surgery. The World Laparoscopy Hospital is an International training center with expertise in providing practical courses in laparoscopic surgery. The degree is awarded by the government and UGC recognized university after successfully completing the course designed by World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons. The course follows the post residency programme guidelines of SAGES. The candidates have to take final exam evaluation of thesis at New Delhi under the supervision of the University. After successful completion of the course the candidates attend the convocation of their degree.
Method of Study of MS in Minimal Access Surgery:
In the first three months, taught and clinical modules will be covered at World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurugram, NCR Delhi, India. The participants have the opportunity to work with our consultants with laparoscopic procedures in theatre at WLH. In addition, 100 hours of practical instruction must be attended, covering the full range of laparoscopic skills. This is followed by eSTEP, an on-line facility for the Surgeons in Training Education Programme (STEP) as followed by Royal College of Surgeons of England. eSTEP has been set up to add a further dimension to the training programme through providing a medium for communication and an information resource for trainees anywhere in the World. eSTEP aims to create a vibrant, on-line community for trainees and their tutors, enabling them to share experiences and maintain regular contact with the College. eSTEP will also provide access to all the resources of the College library, as well as links to reviewed surgical web sites and educational resources. Trainees will also have access to materials that cannot be printed in the STEP manuals, such as video and image banks and access to on-line journals. The research project will be conducted by candidates at their home country with direct Online modules on dedicated web site of World Laparoscopy Hospital under direct supervision of University. The dedicated Master area of web site will provide a forum for on-line discussion with peers and experts creating essentially an on-line tutorial.
Laparoscopic Course Director:
Prof. R.K. Mishra
MBBS (Honours); MS; MRCS; Dip.Lap; F.MAS; D.MAS; FICRS
Professor and Head of Minimal Access Surgery, Singhania University, First University Qualified Master Minimal Access Surgeon of India (M.MAS), Editor in Chief World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery (WJOLS), General Secretary World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeon (WALS), General Secretary International College of Robotic Surgeons (ICRS), Member European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Member European Association for Transluminal Surgery (EATS), Member Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Member Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), Member Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS), Member Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA), Fellow of International Medical Sciences Academy (IMSA), Member Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (IAGES), Member Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Member Indian Medical Association (IMA). He is a professor, scientist, and prolific author, who has written six single-authored books on Minimal Access Surgery, and more than twenty chapters in different international coauthored books on Minimal Access Surgery. He has written more than a hundred articles on various topics on Minimal access surgery in different international journals. He is the chief editor of the World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery for the last 12 years. He is one of the most experienced professors of laparoscopic and robotic surgery who has alone trained more than 11,000 surgeons, urologists, pediatric surgeons, and gynecologists from more than 138 countries. He has vast 25 years experience of teaching laparoscopic and 12 years experience of in da Vinci robotic surgery. He is a Professor of Minimal Access Surgery and his endeavor of starting a unique university program was started in Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, U. K. with Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri. He has completed his surgical residency and Master's degree in Minimal Access Surgery (M.MAS) from Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, United Kingdom. Prof. R K Mishra is the main faculty of this intensive laparoscopic training course and will be physically present throughout the course. He will be taking most of the classes, will remain present during lab sessions, and will take students with him to operation theatre to demonstrate live surgeries.
Prof. Steven D Wexner
M.D., Ph.D (Hon), FACS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), FRCS I (Hon), Hon FRCS (Glasg)
Steven D. Wexner, M.D., Ph.D. (Honorary) FACS, FRCS, FRCS (Ed) currently serves as the Director of the Digestive Disease Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida and is also the Chairman of the Department of Colorectal Surgery. He is a distinguished faculty member of World Laparoscopy Hospital and delivers lectures during their courses held in India, Dubai and USA. With his extensive experience, Dr. Wexner previously held several key positions at Cleveland Clinic Florida, including Chief Academic Officer (2007-2012), Chief of Staff (1997-2007), and Chairman of the Division of Research and Education (1996-2007).
Dr. Wexner's remarkable work in the field of colorectal surgery has led to the development of the double-stapling technique as the gold standard in J-Pouches, which has greatly improved the quality of life for patients who would otherwise require a permanent ileostomy. He has also played a vital role in the adoption of the ileal J-Pouch and the colonic J-Pouch for patients with ulcerative colitis or familial adenomatous polyposis, and rectal cancer respectively.
Furthermore, Dr. Wexner has been a driving force behind the establishment of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), which began accepting applications in June 2017. This initiative is the culmination of Dr. Wexner's seven-year campaign to standardize and globalize the practice of colorectal surgery through international collaboration and advocacy. Notably, Dr. Wexner started this approach in 1988, long before global collaboration between physicians and researchers became common.
Prof. Joel Cardenas Goicoechea
M.D., MBA, Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Dr. Joel Cardenas-Goicoechea is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist who holds the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology certification. He is an expert in laparoscopic Gynecologic Oncology, which is also certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Cardenas-Goicoechea practices in Weston, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cleveland Clinic Weston and UF Health Shands Hospital. As an OB-GYN specialist, he focuses on the reproductive tract of women and provides care for pregnancy and childbirth.
Dr Bhavneet Bhalla
MS, FMBS, FALS, FIAGES, FAIS, FMAS
Dr Bhavneet Bhalla is a Consultant Laparoscopic, Bariatric and Robotic Surgeon and GI Endoscopist at World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurugram. He is the Course Director for FMAS, DMAS and Robotic Surgery fellowship courses and also the Course Director for the GI Endoscopy Fellowship Course. He has conducted many workshops for GI endoscopy, ERCP and Laparoscopic Surgery, and has trained numerous surgeons and gynaecologists in art and science of laparoscopy surgery and GI endoscopy.
Dr. Salomón Corral Macías
MD; F.MAS; D.MAS; M.MAS; FICRS
Dr. Salomón Corral Macías obtained his medical degree from the Juarez University of the State of Durango, and he completed his postgraduate degree in General Surgery at the General Hospital of Durango. He has also completed an Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery program in the USA. Dr. Corral Macías is a Certified Surgeon by the Mexican Council of General Surgery, and he holds diplomas in GI endoscopy, Diagnostic Ultrasound (UJED), and Advance Bariatric Surgery (ITESM). He is an active member of various associations, including the Mexican Association of General Surgery, the Mexican Hernia Association, the World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons, the International College of Robotic Surgeons, the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA), and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). Additionally, he serves as an editorial Board Member of the World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery (WJOLS). Dr. Salomón will be delivering lectures, and he will be present during lab sessions to assist and guide students, and will also take them to the animal lab to perform live surgeries.
Laparoscopic MS Degree Course Structure:
The course is a full time programme. Candidate has to spend initial three month training at World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurugram, NCR Delhi. During this three month they will get extensive "Hands On" training at World Laparoscopy Hospital. This three month extensive training will be followed by 9 month online training. The course runs over one academic year from the date of admission. The topic for a thesis should be carefully chosen by candidate, either from an area of intended specialization or in preparation for an MD or MS thesis. A laboratory based topic generally gives participants a higher degree of control than a clinical project. The course requires submission of an assignment at the end of each module and completion of a research project. Every week participants have the opportunity to help consultants with laparoscopic procedures in theatre. In addition, three hours of practical instruction must be attended, covering the full range of laparoscopic skills. Teaching skills are developed by assisting in various laparoscopic courses held by the World Laparoscopy Hospital.
Surgeon and Urologist should be able to independently perform following advanced surgery after MS in MInimal Access Surgery Course:
Topics Covered in MS in Minimal Access Surgery for Surgeons and Urologist:
Laparoscopic Repair of Inguinal Hernia (TAPP and TEP)
Laparoscopic Repair of Para umbilical Hernia
Laparoscopic Repair of Incisional Hernia
Laparoscopic Repair of Duodenal Perforation
Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Hellers Myotomy
Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass and Roux En Y Bypass
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Plication
Intestinal Anastomosis & Thoracoscopy
Laparoscopic low anterior resection for rectal cancer
Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy For Benign and Malignant Disease
Laparoscopic Repair of Rectal Prolapse
Thoracoscopic Procedures like Sympathectomy, Thoracoscopic Hellers Myotomy etc
Laparoscopic Repair of Hiatus Hernia
Laparoscopic Management of Hydatid Cyst
Laparoscopic Exploration of CBD
Retroperitoneoscopic Nephrectomy and Ureterolithotomy
Simple Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Procedure for Prolapse and Haemorrhoid (Stapled Haemorrhoidectomy)
Laparoscopic Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Repair
Hands On Upper GI Endoscopy
Hands On Simple da Vinci Robotic Surgeries
Laparoscopic Movie Making and Video Editing
Laparoscopic Prescription Writing Software
INTERESTED SURGEON CAN LEARN GYNECOLOGICAL AND UROLOGICAL PROCEDURES
Gynaecologists should be able to perform following advanced surgery after MS in Minimal Access Surgery Course:
Topics Covered in MS in Minimal Access Surgery for Gynecologist:
Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy
Laparoscopic Sterilization and Recanalization
Laparoscopic Management of Ovarian Cyst
Laparoscopic Management of Tubal Pregnancy
Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic Total Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic Cervical Circlage
Supracervical Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Diagnostic and Operative Hysteroscopy
Laparoscopic Burch Suspension
Laparoscopic Intestinal and Tubal Anastomosis
Laparoscopic Pectopexy Surgery
Radical Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic Pelvic Floor Repair
TVT and TOT & TVTO for Stress Urinary Incontinence
Laparoscopic Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Repair
Laparoscopic Lymphadenectomy for Gynecological Malignancies
Laparoscopic uterine nerve ablation (LUNA) for chronic pelvic pain
Laparoscopic Tubal Reversal Surgery
Laparoscopic Presacral Neurectomy
Laparoscopic Management of severe Endometriosis
Operative Hysteroscopy (Submucous Myomectomy, Metroplasty & TCRE)
Simple Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Hands On Simple da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Laparoscopic Movie Making and Video Editing
Laparoscopic Prescription Writing Software
Course Fee and Accommodation:
The fee for Masters in Minimal Access Surgery Course is Rs 9, 95,000 for Indian Surgeons and Gynecologists 20,000 USD for Overseas Doctors. Fee will be payable at the time of joining the course. Please note that living expenses (Food, Travel, Stationary, and Laundry etc.) are not covered in the course fee. There is no extra charge to utilize hospital resources like internet, laparoscopic instruments, O.T. Dress, Library, Videos; DVDs. Single Occupancy Air-Conditioned Room in Hostel of World Laparoscopy Hospital will be proved free during course and stipend of 30,000 rupees/month will be given to MS candidates.
Eligibility for Admission in Master in Minimal Access Surgery:
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. Doctors should have valid medical registration. Overseas Doctor should have equivalent qualification.
Aims of the M.S. (Minimal Access Surgery) course:
(A) Provision of a comprehensive fundamental knowledge base, achieved by structured modular teaching
This comprises delivery of lectures and practical, clinical observation, guided individual study, discussion, feedback, assessment and remedial action. It is a prerequisite of the course that a minimum level of knowledge has to be attained.
(B) Acquirement of Laparoscopic surgical training to advanced level
Full understanding of the clinical relevance of the theoretical and practical knowledge gained. This comprises clinical observation at out-patients, theatre and ward rounds, attendance at clinical meetings and use of the theatre link of SILS, Endoscopy and da Vinci robotic surgery.
(C) Laparoscopic Skill acquisition
Skills will be taught formally, to a level where competent students can participate in the teaching process. Skills will also be gained by carrying out the research topic and assisting in operation theatre in both laparoscopy and da Vinci Robotic Surgery.
(D) Competence in information technology, study design, statistics and critical analysis
Tested by the production of a literature review article, that should be of a standard to allow publication. All literature review articles will be posted on the departmental web site. There will be a requirement in future years for students to learn from past students contributions and to update these.
(E) Integration with others
Interdisciplinary collaboration, and co-operation with other hospitals, educational and professional institutions is actively promoted. The student will get attachment in some of the leading hospitals of New Delhi.
(F) Development of teaching skills
Following graduation, the successful student should be able to enthusiastically teach the skills and philosophy of minimal access surgery to others.
(G) To promote enthusiasm for safe minimal access surgery
The application of MAS skills and theory is based on an approach designed to minimize risk as far as possible. Throughout the course patient safety and optimal care are emphasized. Of equal importance is the concept that graduates should act as ambassadors for minimal access surgery and continue to be actively involved in its development and maintain links with the department.
(H) Assessment, feedback, submission of project
World Laparoscopy Hospital will help in publishing the project in leading Journals of the World during the period of training. After periodical assessment of the course and submission of project, the candidate will get Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery and Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery from University.
The course is a full time programme for initial 3 month. Candidate has to spend initial three month at World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurugram, NCR Delhi. During this three month they will get extensive "Hands On" training at World Laparoscopy Hospital. The course requires submission of an assignment at the end of each module and completion of a research project. In every laparoscopic surgery performed at WLH participants have the opportunity to work with consultants in operation theatre. In addition, three hours of practical instruction must be attended, covering the full range of laparoscopic skills. Teaching skills are developed by assisting in various laparoscopic courses held by the World Laparoscopy Hospital.
The fee for Masters in Minimal Access Surgery Course is 20,000 USD for Overseas and Non Resident-Indian candidate and 9, 95,000 INR for Indian Surgeons and Gynecologists. Please note that living expenses (Food, Travel, Stationary, and Laundry etc.) are not covered in the course fee. There is no extra charge to utilize hospital resources like internet, laparoscopic instruments, O.T. Dress, Library, Videos; DVDs. A stipend 0f 30,000 rupees / month will be given to student and AC room in the hostel of World Laparoscopy Hospital will be provided free of cost
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.
- Doctors should have valid medical registration.
- Overseas Doctor should have equivalent qualification.