• Advanced GI MIS Bariatrics Fellowship Program-Dr. Gandsas

  • Surgery Residency-GandsasThank you for your interest in our Advanced GI MIS/Bariatrics Fellowship Program at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center. Our curriculum provides ongoing educational and research activities to give you the experience, resources and mentorship needed to meet your individual advancement goals.

    Our dedicated faculty are committed to your education. All training activities are appropriately supervised to ensure your competency and progressive autonomy throughout the program. One of the key quality features of our program is the Simulation to Advance Learning and Innovation (SAIL) Center that is located onsite at AAMC and is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Education Institute. SAIL is a 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that offers dynamic simulation, research and educational opportunities. As the second busiest hospital in Maryland, I guarantee that you will find a breath of experience in a welcoming, modern environment.

    Please explore our website to get more details on the fellowship opportunities that are available to you at AAMC. I wish you success in your career and hope to meet you in Annapolis.

    Alex Gandsas, MD, MBA, FACS
    Program Director, Advanced GI MIS/Bariatrics Fellowship

  • This is one of two accredited Fellowship Council programs at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center.  This fellowship has a dual designation of Advanced GI MIS and Bariatric Surgery. As a fellow your training will prepare you to provide the highest quality surgical care to patients with morbid obesity and obesity-related diseases. You will perform operative procedures and provide all aspects of care, including pre-, peri- and post-operative care, to your patients.


    As a fellow in our Advanced GI MIS/Bariatrics Fellowship program you will:

    • Understand morbid obesity and its related diseases to include epidemiology of obesity in adolescent and geriatric populations
    • Apply non-operative management of morbid obesity to identify options without surgery
    • Manage primary operative cases of morbid obesity to refine your surgical skills through experience with bariatric operations
    • Manage revision surgical operations and understand the benefits and risks of each
    • Understand and manage complications of obesity-related conditions
  • Faculty

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    Alex Gandsas, MD, FAC

    Program Director
    Advanced GI MIS/Bariatrics Fellowship Director, Weight Loss and Metabolic Surgery

  • The Advanced GI MIS/Bariatrics Fellowship program curriculum will provide you with the learning, resources and hands-on opportunities you need to implement the core competencies of patient care:

    • Medical knowledge
    • Interpersonal and communication skills
    • Practice-based learning
    • Systems-based learning
    • Professionalism

    The program curriculum was adopted from The Fellowship Council Advanced GI Surgery Curriculum for Minimally Invasive Surgery.

    You will spend the majority of your Advanced GI MIS/Bariatrics Fellowship training onsite at AAMC and in our outpatient clinic.

    As a fellow in the Advanced GI MIS/Bariatrics Fellowship program, you will participate in the following conferences:

    • Innovations in Surgery – a monthly, multi-site, international live video conference co-directed by AAMC and the Cleveland Clinic
    • Monthly Minimally Invasive Surgery Teaching Rounds
    • Monthly Grand Rounds as part of Surgical Services Quality Forum
    • Monthly Journal Club
    • Weekly Morbidity and Mortality
    • Weekly Research meeting with other fellows, residents and students, conducted by faculty
    • Weekly Bariatric Outreach Programs to the community and Bariatric Patient Support Groups

    Applications for the Advanced GI MIS/Bariatrics Fellowship must be submitted through the Fellowship Council. To apply, applicants must log onto the Fellowship Council website.