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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (Scibetta Fellowship)

(in affiliation with AAGL and SRS)

About The Program

2-Year Program

Fellowship DesigneeThis is a two-year fellowship that incorporates clinical, research, and teaching responsibilities at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York.  It is best suited for candidates who wish to pursue an academic career, and offers the potential of more time for research and academic development if desired.

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 focus on chronic pelvic pain, allowing the development of an area of sub-specialty interest for the graduate of the program.

The Scibetta Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery provides the Fellow with significant flexibility to develop expertise in minimally invasive surgery. The Fellow operates at least three days per week with the fellowship faculty. The Fellow will also rotate with our GYN Oncology service.  

The Fellow gains office and teaching experience by seeing patients in the faculty practice and by supervising residents seeing patients in the URMC Fibroid Center(with supervision by Dr. Bhagavath) as well as Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic (with supervision by Drs. Benjamin and Carrillo). The Fellow spends at least one day per week in the office, seeing patients.

The Fellow is expected to conduct IRB approved research during their fellowship and mentorship is provided to accomplish that goal.  Typically, the Fellow manages to have video, oral and poster presentations at AAGL annual meetings.

The Fellow serves on the MIGS Steering Committee and provides valuable input to the service.  This provides the fellow with a valuable administrative experience.

The Fellow has teaching responsibilities as they relate to the education of our 32 OBGYN residents as well as medical students in the clinics, operating room, on the floors and in the simulation center. The Fellow has an appointment as a Clinical Instructor and serves as a junior attending with intermittent service and call responsibilities.

The Fellow is encouraged to attend the various courses offered by the AAGL and are provided support to attend AAGL and other national meetings.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a vibrant and congenial department that affords the Fellow a wide variety of academic, clinical, and social opportunities. It serves as a major tertiary center in Western New York for complex obstetric and gynecologic patients, providing a wealth of clinical experiences.


Sample Schedule











Journal Club

Resident Simulation





Fibroid Clinic

Pelvic Pain Clinic


Faculty Practice



Faculty Practice

Please note: This schedule just is an example of what could be scheduled in any given day.