University of Nebraska Medical Center


This advanced GI MIS/bariatric fellowship has exposure to foregut, bariatrics, robotics, and solid organ training.  Minimally invasive operative techniques taught include:

  • Heller myotomy
  • Nissen
  • Lap gastric bypass
  • Lap sleeve
  • Lap solid organ
  • Lap colon
  • Lap common bile duct
  • Lap esophagectomy
  • Lap hernia repair

These techniques will be performed in minimally invasive equipped operating rooms. UNMC has wet, dry and simulation labs on site where teaching and research are performed. 

Requirements to be completed during fellowship

  • Endoscopic skills are polished in the operating room as well as in the endoscopy lab.
  • Post-operative patient management is expected on a daily basis by rounding with the residents and faculty.
  • Fellows will demonstrate an understanding of the surgical and nonsurgical options for managing pathologic conditions of the entire GI tract, abdominal cavity, abdominal wall, and solid organs in the abdominal cavity and retroperitoneum.
  • Assist in instructing outside surgeons during laparoscopic courses sponsored by UNMC.
Areas of skill mastery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Flexible endoscopy
Division of time
  • Clinical/surgical activity = 95%
  • Research activity = 5%
Educational requirements
  • Quarterly Journal Club
  • Four resident labs
  • Interpretation of upper GI's
  • Read and interpret manometry studies