International Programs

The International Laparoscopy Fellowship is designed to provide the opportunities and resources for residents, fellows, and dedicated urologic surgeons to enhance their knowledge of laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic skills are an essential part of all surgical disciplines, especially urology, and this course gives the basic grounding, theory and practical skills urologic surgeons need for further developing minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques.

Throughout the course, practicing urologists will focus on studying didactics, observing in the OR, practicing surgical techniques using the laparoscope as well as on the Da Vinci robot, and performing laparoscopic skills and procedures in an animal simulation lab. This course is intensive in practical skills with plenty of opportunity to practice in the simulation laboratory, using high-quality laparoscopic equipment and transitioning to the animal lab. There is an ample opportunity for surgeons to gain exposure in all areas of practical laparoscopic surgeries in one of the most advanced centers for minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques.

If you want to participate or would like more information, please contact us.


Our Goals

At the conclusion of this course, participants should:

– Understand the fundamentals of Laparoscopic surgery

– Gain direct experience through OR observation as well as animal simulation labs

– Develop a level of skill to assess feasibility for each attendee’s independent surgical practice