Program Director Message

Jim Davis

Keith Boone, MD, FACS

Program Director

UCSF Diversity

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The UCSF Fresno/ALSA GI/Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship is an intense, broad-based clinical fellowship aimed at candidates wishing to develop clinical and technical-advanced laparoscopic skills. The fellow will be a part of a very high volume practice that includes Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Foregut Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, and colorectal Surgery.  The training center is a tertiary referral center for bariatric and MIS surgery for the western united States.  The most recent fellows had 850-950 cases.  The average fellows across the nation averages are 150-200 cases.

Our mission is to educate and train surgeons in advanced surgical technique and advanced patient care.

The goal of this fellowship is to provide a focused and concentrated training experience under the direction of highly experienced world-renowned surgeons.  Upon completion, the fellow will be able to perform minimally invasive laparoscopic operations safely and efficiently having an extensive understanding of preoperative and postoperative management concepts. In addition the fellow will also be involved in significant clinical research projects.



Bariatric Conference: For a third year in a row, more than 30 surgeons from around the nation and from overseas came to Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital to learn the latest techniques in bariatric surgery and  revision surgery from pioneers in bariatric and metabolic surgery. The faculty of UCSF-Fresno/ALSA minimally invasive surgery fellowship continues to be on the fore front of teaching metabolic and bariatric surgery at the local conferences as well as many other national and international conferences.