Palo Alto VA Advance GI/Minimally-Invasive Surgery Fellowship


The Advanced GI/MIS Fellowship at the Palo Alto VA is a 1-year clinical fellowship in advanced minimally invasive surgery, designed to offer a broad experience in laparoscopic and robotic techniques, by dedicated Stanford surgical faculty. Our mission is to teach clinical excellence in operative techniques of minimal invasive surgery, as well as promote a supportive environment for clinical research and academic growth.

The fellowship provides sub-specialty training in the evaluation and treatment of a wide array of pathophysiology that is amenable to treatment by advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques; this includes, inguinal and complex ventral hernias, colon resection, metabolic and bariatric surgery, paraesophageal/anti-reflux surgery, as well as solid organ surgery. The fellow takes an active role in the pre-hospital, intraoperative, post-operative, and outpatient care of clinically challenging patients.

Fellows have the opportunity to admit patients and perform basic general surgical operations in the role of attending surgeon, as well as play an active role in the surgical education of medical students and junior residents. Furthermore, they are active in ongoing clinical research and have consistently disseminated their findings in national meetings and journal publications.



Interested parties can apply for the fellowship via the Fellowship Council website:


Program Director Dr. Dan Eisenberg

Associate Director Dr. Janey Pratt


Hansni Prasad
Fellowship Coordinator
(650) 852-3461