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Center of Excellence for Education & Training

Center of Excellence for Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Center of Excellence for Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery is a state-of -the-art education and training facility located on the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine campus. The Center was developed with the support of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery and by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as well as unrestricted educational grants from corporate partners. Since opening in late 2001, the Center has established itself as a premier facility for education, training, and research and development in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery.

Mission Statement
To promote the highest level of education and training of medical professionals via the most technologically advanced methods as well as to foster research and product development in laparoscopic and minimally invasive procedures.

Vision
To become the local, national, and international leader in the field of education, research, and product development in laparoscopic and minimally invasive procedures.

Core Values

  • Ingenuity
  • Integrity
  • Quality

The Center is committed to teaching surgeons the application of minimally invasive surgical techniques so they are well equipped to offer an alternative to traditional open surgery – an alternative requested with increasing frequency. For patients, minimally invasive surgery, sometimes referred to as ‘keyhole’ surgery, offers reduced post operative pain, quicker recovery, and less scarring.