Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship
A substantial portion of laparoscopic hysterectomies, myomectomies, and lysis of adhesions/endometriosis surgeries are performed robotically. Fellows will be able to participate in nearly all cases.
Our surgeons are skilled and experienced in using advanced technology to perform minimally invasive procedures. For robotic surgery, we use the latest, most advanced robotic technology available, the da Vinci surgical system. We are committed to innovation, equipping our surgeons with sophisticated technology so they can offer innovative surgical procedures here in our community.
Danbury Hospital has a comprehensive, quality simulation center geared toward surgical training of fellows. The Center includes computerized laparoscopic simulators and a high-fidelity robotic stimulator. These tools are open to our fellows 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Additionally, the Center includes equipment for a clinical case simulation. The Horblit Health Sciences Library & Multimedia Services Department is staffed by three Masters level librarians and a multimedia coordinator. In addition to a robust clinical program, the MIGS fellows will devote six months to research and have many opportunities to present at local and national meetings as well as publish original research.
The Department of OBGYN has an abundance of resources and is well-versed in conducting clinical studies. The Department is also supported by resources in the form of mentorship by a number of faculty members, intellectual guidance by the fellowship director and associate fellowship director who are well-published in clinical studies and resources for translational research available at the Rudy L. Ruggles Biomedical Research Institute (RRBRI) at WCHN. Founded in 2009, RRBRI is a 17,000 -square-facility houses state-of -the-art equipment for basic and translational research and complements ongoing clinical research, including clinical trials and epidemiologic studies, being conducted at our three partner hospitals at Danbury, Norwalk and New Milford. RRBRI encourages an environment of collaborative research where scientists with expertise in a myriad of fields, share resources and knowledge across institutional and disciplinary lines.