The Minimal Access Surgery Fellowship Course, organized by the World Laparoscopy Training Institute in Celebration, Florida, USA, is a hands-on educational course designed for general surgeons, gynecologists, pediatric surgeons, and urologists who wish to advance their skills and knowledge in laparoscopic surgery. Celebration is a master-planned suburb of Orlando, Florida, and our institute is located in Celebration. Orlando is located just near Disney World which is the World's Most Magical Celebration Place. Our institute at AdventHealth Nicholson Center is located only 9 minutes drive from Walt Disney and just 15 minutes drive from Orlando International Airport. Surgeons and gynecologists will have the opportunity to learn and practice the surgical skills of their choice in one of the most advanced animal labs, designed to develop efficient and safe laparoscopic surgical techniques. A laparoscopic suturing lab will be available throughout the entire course for participants to practice the skills of laparoscopic suturing and knot-tying. The course will also cover laparoscopic surgical dissection, the effective use of laparoscopic instrumentation, electro surgery, correct laparoscopic surgical tips and tricks, and the prevention and repair of incidental bladder and bowel injuries. The course meets the guidelines established in the "Framework for Post-Residency Surgical Education and Training" and is endorsed by various international organizations, including WALS and ICRS.
US VISA: Surgeons or gynecologists can apply for a B-1 visa at the US consulate in their country. A B-1 visa is for travelers consulting with attending scientific, educational, professional, or business conventions/conferences. Alternatively, they can apply for a B-2 visa (tourist visa) if they want to come with family. The visa application process normally takes 2-4 weeks, so please apply for the visa in advance. After receiving the registration fee of 100 USD, we will send you the invitation letter. Click here to learn more about How to apply for US Visa?
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED LAPAROSCOPIC TRAINING CERTIFICATION
Our trainers at the World Laparoscopy Training Institute in the USA are experts in their field and committed to excellence in teaching and research, making us a leading provider of laparoscopic and robotic surgery education and a contributor to the minimally invasive surgical care society. After successfully completing the laparoscopic surgery course, participating surgeons and gynecologists will be awarded a Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (F.MAS) certificate by the World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS), as well as a 24-hour CME certificate from the World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons. The course meets the guidelines established in the "Framework for Post-Residency Surgical Education and Training" and is endorsed at the gold level by various international organizations, including WALS and ICRS.
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM ALL THE LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY OF YOUR CHOICE ON LIVE ANESTHETIZED ANIMAL.
This laparoscopic training program is designed to benefit surgeons in the fields of general surgery, gynecology, urology, and pediatric surgery. The Laparoscopic Surgery Hands-On Training for Gynecologists and General Surgeons is completely candidate-centered and aims to provide a structured experience in both basic and advanced theoretical and practical laparoscopic surgery. Participating in a laparoscopic training course in the USA early on in one's career will significantly contribute to becoming an expert in minimal access surgery. Emphasis is placed on addressing the practical problems encountered daily while operating on patients.
In addition to the laparoscopic surgery training program, we also offer online support through our world-renowned online library of laparoscopic study materials, which includes videos, articles, PowerPoint presentations, and eBooks. This library is exclusively available to members on our dedicated server and is the largest and most up-to-date laparoscopic study material library in the world. Furthermore, the World Laparoscopy Training Institute in the USA provides laparoscopic study materials worth $3,000 free of charge during the course.
LAPAROSCOPIC TRAINING COURSE DATE & DURATION
This 4 days highly intensive laparoscopic Hands-On Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery Course in USA is conducted thrice every year:
- 26th to 29th of FEBRUARY 2024
- 24th to 27th of JUNE 2024
- 28th to 31st of OCTOBER 2024
Prof. R.K. Mishra
MBBS (Honours); MS; MRCS; Dip.Lap; F.MAS; D.MAS; FICRS
Prof. R K Mishra, the Professor and Head of Minimal Access Surgery at Singhania University, is a renowned expert in the field of laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He is the first University Qualified Master Minimal Access Surgeon of India (M.MAS) and holds numerous prestigious positions, including Editor in Chief of the World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery (WJOLS), General Secretary of the World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS), and General Secretary of the International College of Robotic Surgeons (ICRS). He is also a member of various other international surgical associations, including the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS).
Prof. Mishra has written extensively on minimal access surgery and is the author of six single-authored books and over twenty chapters in international coauthored books. He has also published more than a hundred articles on various topics related to minimal access surgery in international journals. As the chief editor of the World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery for the last 12 years, he has contributed significantly to the advancement of the field.
With 25 years of experience in teaching laparoscopic surgery and 12 years of experience in da Vinci robotic surgery, Prof. Mishra is one of the most experienced professors in this field. He has alone trained over 11,000 surgeons, urologists, pediatric surgeons, and gynecologists from more than 138 countries. He 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. 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. Dr. Salomon Corral is Associate Course director of this course who will take special care to the Surgeons and Gynecologist who knows only Spanish.
After completing this laparoscopic training, surgeons should be able to perform following laparoscopic surgical procedures:
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair (TAPP, TEP and Ventral)
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Plication
Laparoscopic Fundoplication and Heller's Myotomy
After completing this laparoscopic training, Gynecologists should be able to perform following laparoscopic surgical procedures:
Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH & LAVH)
Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy and Pectopexy
Radical Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic Management of Severe Endometriosis
LAPAROSCOPIC TRAINING IN USA COURSE FEE
The cost for the 4-day laparoscopic surgery training course in the USA is 2,900 USD, which includes study materials, beverages, breakfast and lunch, as well as personal protective equipment and operating room scrubs. There are no additional charges for utilizing hospital resources such as the internet, laparoscopic instruments, O.T. dress, library, and videos. A registration fee of 100 USD is required upon online application to receive an invitation letter for obtaining a Visa to the United States of America. The remaining course fee can be paid on the first day of training, either in cash, credit card, or wire transfer.
BOFAUS3N (for incoming wires in US dollars or unknown currency) Bank of America, NA 222 Broadway New York, New York 10038
BOFAUS6S (for incoming payments in foreign currency) Bank of America, NA 555 California St San Francisco, CA 94104
Account holder information:
World Laparoscopy Training Institute, LLC.
Account number: 898128741369, Routing number for paper and electronic: 063100277. Routing number for wires: 026009593
USA LAPAROSCOPIC TRAINING ELIGIBILITY
The Laparoscopic Surgery Training Program is open to doctors who hold an MD degree from the USA, or M.B.B.S. or equivalent, and have at least three years of post-registration experience in General Surgery, Gynecology, or Urology, or possess a degree of M.S, M.D, D.N.B or Diploma. Admission to the program is on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if there are multiple applicants for the same month, they may be required to take an online entrance exam.
Candidates have to arrange accommodation at their own cost. However we definitely help to find a suitable accommodation for you. We suggest, following hotels which are affordable and very near to venue.
Please reserve your accommodation through booking.com
1. Delta Hotels Orlando Celebration, 2900 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747
2. Melia Orlando Celebration, 225 Celebration Pl, Celebration, FL 34747
3. Fairfield Inn and Suites, 6073 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747
4. Gaylord Palm Resort 6000 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746
PAYMENT FOR USA INSTITUTE
The course fee can be paid on the day of admission. You can pay by cash, credit card or wire transfer.
Bank of America, N.A, 555 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Account holder information:
World Laparoscopy Training Institute, LLC, 8320 Inverness Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, USA
Account number: 898128741569, Routing number for paper and electronic: 063100277. Routing number for wires: 026009593
US Dollar SWIFT code: BOFAUS3N, Foreign Currency SWIFT code: BOFAUS6S
The materials we provide are internationally renowned, and of the highest quality, and they include:
1. Member area of World Laparoscopy Hospital has thousands of high resolution laparoscopic video ready to download related to almost all the laparoscopic procedure done anywhere in the world.
2. Member area World Laparoscopy Hospital has more than hundreds of e-book of Laparoscopic Surgery.
3. Member area World Laparoscopy Hospital has hundreds of HD Laparoscopic Videos, Power Points of Lectures ready to download.
4. World's One of the most advanced online prescription writing software and online access of journals for surgeons and gynecologist completely free.
Address of Training Institute
AdventHealth Nicholson Center
404 Celebration Place, Celebration, FL 34747
United States of America