Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Amy Benjamin, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director
Scibetta Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy
The Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship is a two-year program accredited by AAGL. We currently accept a fellow every other year. The fellowship includes clinical and surgical skills, research, and teaching and is therefore best suited for candidates who wish to pursue an academic career. The goal of the program is to develop our Fellows into skilled laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeons who can confidently tackle complicated pelvic surgeries including severe adhesive disease, advanced-stage endometriosis, complex myomectomies, and congenital anomalies. Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery is an integral part of the experience. The program has a strong emphasis on chronic pelvic pain, allowing the development of an area of sub-specialty interest for the graduate of the program.
The fellow typically operates at least three days per week and rotates on relevant subspecialty services to optimize exposure. At least one day per week is spent seeing patients either in the faculty practice or supervising residents in the UR Medicine Gender Wellness, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pelvic Pain Clinic. Structured educational activities include a didactic series specifically for the MIGS fellow as well as a program designed for all fellows in the Department of OB/GYN.