Advanced hands-on training in laparoscopic surgery is offered by Cleveland Clinic&rsquo;s Department of General Surgery under the preceptorship of Matthew Kroh, MD. The goal of the program is to help practicing physicians:<br />
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Improve proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of patients requiring laparoscopic surgery<br />
Learn the appropriate criteria for selecting patients that may benefit from surgical intervention and thus improve surgical outcomes<br />
Learn innovative laparoscopic strategies and techniques<br />
The curriculum of the four-week program includes observation, didactic sessions and lab work followed by outpatient experience and hands-on surgical training under the direct supervision of the preceptor.

Learning goals in the outpatient clinic include:

Patient evaluation
Patient selection
Learning goals in the operating room include hands-on training in techniques of minimal incision laparoscopic surgery including:

Foregut and bariatric surgery
Enteral access including laparoscopic G- and J-tubes
Inguinal and ventral hernia repair
Liver tumor ablation/laparoscopic ultrasonography
Laparoscopic colon surgery
Surgical flexible endoscopy
Antireflux surgery
Please note: Case volume is estimated and may vary depending on scheduling and staff availability.
Applicants must: 
  • Be board-certified or board-eligible general surgeons who routinely perform basic laparoscopic procedures
  • Be licensed in the state of Ohio or eligible to apply for a Special Activities Permit from the Ohio State Medical Board
  • Have practicing privileges in their parent institution
  • Provide a statement of goals and expectations, along with the application
Two weeks: $10,000
Four weeks: $20,000
The first step is to complete and submit this pre-application form

Our office will contact you shortly thereafter.