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About the Fellowship

The Bariatric Surgery fellow is expected to perform at least 150 laparoscopic procedures, 20 open bariatric procedures, and 75 other advanced laparoscopic procedures.

A wide breadth of outpatient clinic experience allows the fellow to build skills in assessment, clinical decisionmaking and the development of treatment plans. Most elective surgery patients are not admitted to the hospital until the day of the scheduled operation. Therefore, the outpatient clinics are organized to include an opportunity for the fellow to perform complete evaluations on all patients prior to hospital admission, allowing for continuity of care. This private practice setting also gives the fellow exposure to the business and management of a professional bariatric practice.

The fellow will participate in ongoing clinical research and prepare at least one paper that meets criteria for presentation at a national forum.

Ethics and academia will be fused throughout the fellowship to ensure that the trainee will, upon completion of the program, reflect the conscience of modern bariatric surgery, maintain the leadership and direction of the profession and help shape the future of the field.