The Three-Week Integrated Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery (D.MAS) and Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (F.MAS) is a comprehensive program that provides a dual degree in laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery training. The course is exclusively offered at World Laparoscopy Hospital in Delhi, India, and is designed for surgeons and gynecologists who want to gain in-depth knowledge and training in laparoscopic surgery and its underlying technologies. The program provides a unique opportunity for postgraduate professionals to enhance their skills in a condensed timeframe, with a focus on hands-on training and practical experience. Graduates of this program are well-equipped to excel in the field of laparoscopic surgery and meet the growing demand for minimally invasive surgical procedures.
World Laparoscopy Hospital's laparoscopic courses are recognized by universities and endorsed by international organizations such as WALS and ICRS. Admission to the courses is on a first come first serve basis, but if there are more applicants for the same month, candidates may need to take an online entrance exam.
Small class sizes allow for more personalized attention to each student and foster a more interactive learning environment. This enables the use of a variety of teaching methods such as small group discussions, simulations, and hands-on laboratory and patient experience. At World Laparoscopy Hospital, small class sizes are a key feature of their laparoscopic courses. Additionally, the hospital is the only institute in the world to offer free exposure to the high definition four-arm da Vinci surgical Robot during their three-week course. They also provide hostel accommodation at a nominal cost for trainee doctors, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay.
The F.MAS+D.MAS laparoscopic training course caters to a wide range of students, including young residents who are comfortable with video-based learning and experienced surgeons who may find it challenging to adapt to a two-dimensional field. This course is an essential requirement for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in laparoscopic surgery in any discipline, such as surgery, gynecology, urology, and pediatric surgery. The course takes into account small class sizes, offering a variety of teaching methods such as small group sessions, clinical case discussions, simulations, and hands-on laboratory and patient experience. The program also includes training in the use of state-of-the-art HD equipment in a wet operating room session, ensuring that trainees are comfortable with the equipment and procedures. For a pleasant and memorable stay, affordable hostel accommodation is available for trainees.
Laparoscopic Training Course Director:
Prof. R.K. Mishra
MBBS (Honours); MS; MRCS; Dip.Lap; F.MAS; D.MAS; FICRS
Dr. R.K. Mishra is a highly accomplished professor and researcher in the field of Minimal Access Surgery. He is the Head of Minimal Access Surgery at Singhania University and the first University Qualified Master Minimal Access Surgeon of India. Dr. Mishra is also the Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery and the General Secretary of both the World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons and the International College of Robotic Surgeons. He is a member of various international societies, including the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the Society of Robotic Surgery. Dr. Mishra has written numerous books and articles on Minimal Access Surgery and has trained over 11,000 surgeons, urologists, pediatric surgeons, and gynecologists from 138 countries. He has over 25 years of teaching experience in laparoscopic and 12 years of experience in da Vinci robotic surgery, and is the main faculty of the intensive laparoscopic training course offered at World Laparoscopy Hospital.
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.
The doctors who attend the laparoscopic training courses at World Laparoscopy Hospital have a unique opportunity to observe and participate in clinical practice, which helps to develop their own academic, clinical, and research capabilities. The hospital has advanced patient-care facilities that offer clinical experience in the most current methods and technologies of treatment, especially in minimal access surgery. Participants are actively encouraged to integrate this experience with the theoretical elements provided in the taught modules. The laparoscopic training program comprises in-depth "Hands On" training of laparoscopy, endoscopy, and robotic surgery, providing participants with practical experience and skills that can be applied in their future practice.
Our 206th Batch with Dr. Harsh Vardhan, when he was Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
Surgeon and Urologist should be able to independently perform following advanced laparoscopic surgery after completion of D.MAS + F.MAS Laparoscopic Training Course:
First and Second Week of Laparoscopic Course 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
Third Week of Laparoscopic Course for Surgeons and Urologist:
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
INTERESTED SURGEON CAN LEARN GYNECOLOGICAL AND UROLOGICAL LAPAROSCOPIC PROCEDURES
Gynaecologists should be able to perform following advanced laparoscopic surgery after completion of D.MAS + F.MAS Course:
First and Second Week of Laparoscopic Training Course 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
Supracervical Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Third Week of Laparoscopic Training Course for Gynecologist:
Laparoscopic Cervical Circlage
Supracervical Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic Burch Suspension
Laparoscopic Intestinal and Tubal Anastomosis
Laparoscopic Pectopexy Surgery
Radical Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
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 Management of severe Endometriosis
Operative Hysteroscopy (Submucous Myomectomy, Metroplasty & TCRE)
Hands On Simple da Vinci Robotic Surgery
The Integrated D.MAS + F.MAS course offers a valuable opportunity for surgeons and gynecologists to learn safe laparoscopic surgical practice in a controlled workshop environment, where they can devote time to learning and practicing laparoscopic techniques. The course covers gastrointestinal, gynecological, and urological laparoscopic surgery and integrates theoretical knowledge and formal training with clinical experience. It is an excellent option for busy surgeons who wish to make their career in this pioneering specialization, as it shortens the training time. The increasing trend towards laparoscopic specialization, even at senior consultant level, makes the Integrated D.MAS + F.MAS course a wise choice for trainees seeking exposure to their chosen specialty during the intensive three-week training.
Laparoscopic surgery training comprises of the rigorous 8 hours daily (08:00 AM to 04:00 PM) Hands On training of all essential and advanced laparoscopic general surgery, gynecological and urological endoscopic procedures. This course is scientifically designed according to international protocol of laparoscopic education proven to learn Minimal Access Surgery. Our minimally invasive surgical training will not end just imparting hands on skill but post training Online support is also provided through world's largest and most updated Online library of laparoscopic study material (Videos, Articles, Power Point presentations, eBooks) kept for members only 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.
The Course fee for Integrated Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery and Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (D.MAS) is 6,000 USD for overseas candidate and Rs 2,00,000 only for Indian Doctors. 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.
- Doctors should have valid medical registration.
- Overseas Doctor should have equivalent qualification.
- Only Online Application is sufficient for admission to the Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (F.MAS) Training course.