The Minimally Invasive Surgery Section address a wide variety of diseases including benign and malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, solid organs, and abdominal wall. The surgical focus of the service is advance minimally invasive techniques, including laparoendoscopic surgery, advance therapeutic endoscopy and single incision laparoscopic surgery. The attending surgeons of the Minimally Invasive Surgery service have advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic training and perform ERCP and stenting, upper and lower endoscopy, and advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures, including multidisciplinary bariatric and adrenal surgical care. The Minimally Invasive Surgery service seeks to provide excellent evidence-based patient care with patient outcomes and satisfaction that exceeds national benchmarks, in an environment that is conducive to resident and student learning, academic and personal development.

On the Minimally Invasive Surgery service (MIS) the residents should encounter and develop skills in the following cognitive, technical, and behavioral areas, both in general and in a PGY level dependent fashion. To achieve these goals residents are expected of participate in daily work and teaching rounds, preoperative conference, operating room procedures, outpatient clinics, endoscopic procedures and required conferences. Residents are also expected to participate independently in skills acquisition tasks through the skills laboratory and to read specifically on subjects addressing all GI diseases, morbid obesity and weight loss procedures, solid organ diseases (spleen, adrenal, pancreas), abdominal wall hernias and critical care. Competencies as referenced below for each goal and objective are as follows: medical knowledge (MK), patient care (PC), interpersonal and communication skill (IP/C), professionalism (P), practice based learning (PBL), systems based practice (SBP) and technical skills (TS).