The Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgical Fellowship at the UCR School of Medicine
The goal of the Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgical (MIGS) Fellowship at the UCR School of Medicine is to train applicants in advanced endoscopic procedures, including advanced laparoscopy, operative hysteroscopy, vaginal surgery, and robotic assisted surgery. This fellowship is not ACGME-accredited.
Our faculty are fellowship trained, with three fellows trained in the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship program.
Surgical exposure includes general gynecology, as well as minimally invasive surgery in oncology, urogynecology and infertility.
The goal of the different specialty exposure will allow fellows to become comfortable in all spaces of the pelvis, as well as master a variety of different surgical techniques.
About the Fellowship
Our fellowship program is focused on advanced pelvic surgery and in addition to MIGS exposure, includes rotations with a gynecologic oncologist, reproductive endocrinologist as well as a urogynecologist.
With the art of vaginal surgery becoming almost extinct, the introduction of a MIGS surgeon to a urogynecologist will help enhance their vaginal skills. In addition, although we aim to complete surgical procedures via a minimally invasive approach, occasionally open surgery is necessary to address certain pathology or complications. Fellows must feel comfortable performing open surgery in order to master all aspects of surgical technique. Exposure to gynecological oncology surgery will allow for performing complex open surgeries.
Salary & Benefits
Housestaff are employees of the University of California, Riverside. Information about salaries and benefits can be found on our main GME page. General questions about benefits may be directed to Senior Human Resources Consultant Jennifer Rodriguez via email or at (951) 827-7795.