Bariatric / MIS Fellowship – South Sacramento
The Bariatric Surgery Fellowship program is a one-year program designed to train fellow to develop expertise in the field of Bariatric Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery. The program has based training in Bariatric Surgery and developing technical skills in other laparoscopic surgical procedures like adrenalectomy, colectomy, hiatal hernia, esophageal motility disorders, various types of hernia, biliary procedures and spienectomy. We have tremendous case volume and diversity and infrastructure to train next generation of bariatric and minimally invasive surgeons.
Kaiser Permanente leads the nation in its integrated healthcare delivery system. It has vast data base and providing opportunity to do research to answer various questions. There is a dedicated Division of Research department in Oakland to provide necessary help for the fellow. There are various national collaborations currently with leading organizations in the nation to highest caseload in the entire Northern California Kaiser Foundation Hospital systems performing up to 600 procedures a year, including 500 Bariatric procedures (sleeve gastrectomy, Roux en Y Gastric Bypass, various revisional bariatric procedures) and other minimally invasive procedures like Nissen Fundoplication, Heller’s Myotomy, adrenalectomy, splenectomy, gastric procedures, hernia repairs.
The goal of the program is to create clinical and technical experts in the field of Bariatric Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Inpatient rounds, outpatient clinic, and didactic weekly sessions along with clinical research and teaching medical students and residents will be key components of the program. By participating in the call schedule, it gives opportunity for the fellow to perform common general surgical procedures also. The fellow will be exposed to uniquely diverse case load, benefitting from one-on-one instruction and solid clinical follow through.
By the year’s end the fellow will be fully trained to perform wide variety of Bariatric Surgical procedures and Minimally Invasive Surgery procedures independently.