Fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery and Gynecology

Fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery and Gynecology

About the Program

Welcome to the Florida Hospital Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Advance Gynecology. This is a two-year training program where fellows dedicate 60% of their time to clinical care and 40% to scholarly activities, such as research and lectures. Our primary goal is to train those who will provide top quality patient care and education, and be leaders in gynecologic laparoscopy and in treatment of advanced gynecologic disorders such as pelvic pain, endometriosis, vulvovaginal dermatoses, pelvic organ prolapsed and menopausal care. In this fellowship program, we propose that to become a proficient MIS surgeon, a provider must have:

  • A broad understanding of advanced gynecologic disorders, especially ones that often end in a surgical intervention.
  • Extensive surgical and clinical expertise that focuses not only on laparoscopic surgery, but also on advanced abdominal, vaginal and urogynecologic surgery.
  • An excellent understanding of research methodology and evidence-based practice principles; our fellows have protected educational time and are required to complete a research project after completion of a biostatistics and epidemiology certificate.

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Frederick Hoover, MD, FACOG
Gynecology and Minimally Invase Surgery Program Director

Faculty

of Florida Hospital Medical Education

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    Frederick Hoover, MD, FACOG
    Gynecology and Minimally Invase Surgery Program Director
    Dr. Hoover received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida, and completed his residency training at the University of South Alabama Medical Center. He is a lifetime resident of Central Florida and has practiced obstetrics and gynecology in the Orlando area since 1984. Dr. Hoover previously served for 20 years as the Medical Director for a nationally accredited birth center, where he gained extensive experience in client-centered care and working with nurse midwifes. He also served as the chair of the Florida Hospital OB/GYN Department during 1990 through 1991 again in 2001 through 2002. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery from both private practice and academic practice with Florida Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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    Georgine Lamvu, MD, MPH, FACOG
    Dr. Lamvu received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She received her masters of public health in epidemiology and completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and pelvic pain at UNC. During this time she served as a fellow scholar in the NIH T-32 Training in Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Program, as reproductive health research scholar. Dr. Lamvu began her clinical practice in 2003 at UNC Healthcare Hospitals as an assistant professor, and she served as Director of Grand Rounds and Director of the NICHD Triangle Clinical Research Fellowship in Reproductive Health. Her clinical practice and research focused on gynecologic care of women with chronic pelvic pain disorders. As assistant professor at UNC, Dr. Lamvu was the teacher and mentor for many medical students, residents and fellows, and she used her expertise to provide training opportunities with an emphasis on clinical trials methodology, women's health research and advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques. Dr. Lamvu is now Medical Unit Director of Gynecology and Director of the Fellowship in Advance Gynecologic Disorders and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Florida Hospital. In her new position, she continues her clinical and teaching roles while ruthering her interest in chronic pelvic pain and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lamvu serves on the Board for the International Pelvic Pain Society. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and belongs to several medical societies including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Diplomate) and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
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    Jessica Feranec, MD, FACOG
    Dr. Jessica B. Feranec is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, serving as faculty for the Fellowship in Advanced Gynecoloigic Disorders and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Florida Hospital. She has completed a Master Educator Fellowship as well as an American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy Fellowship, and focuses her area of practice of urogynecology. Dr. Feranec will work closely with the urology, colorectal, physical therapy and radiology divisions, offering a multidisciplinary approach to complicated urinary and fecal incontinence, constipation, pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic floor prolapse. Throughout her clinical profession, she has taught a number of residents and medical students, and won the Attending Teacher of the Year award in 2004. She has also worked at the Veterans Health System in Gainesville, FL to help design a gynecologic surgery referral program for the North Florida and South Georgia regions. With experience presenting both nationally and internationally, Dr. Feranec is a fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a member of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy, International Urogynecological Association, American Urogynecologic Society, American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine and the International Pelvic Pain Society.
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      Frederick Hoover, MD, FACOG
      Gynecology and Minimally Invase Surgery Program Director

      Dr. Hoover received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida, and completed his residency training at the University of South Alabama Medical Center.

      He is a lifetime resident of Central Florida and has practiced obstetrics and gynecology in the Orlando area since 1984. Dr. Hoover previously served for 20 years as the Medical Director for a nationally accredited birth center, where he gained extensive experience in client-centered care and working with nurse midwifes. He also served as the chair of the Florida Hospital OB/GYN Department during 1990 through 1991 again in 2001 through 2002. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery from both private practice and academic practice with Florida Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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      Georgine Lamvu, MD, MPH, FACOG

      Dr. Lamvu received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. She received her masters of public health in epidemiology and completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and pelvic pain at UNC. During this time she served as a fellow scholar in the NIH T-32 Training in Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Program, as reproductive health research scholar.

      Dr. Lamvu began her clinical practice in 2003 at UNC Healthcare Hospitals as an assistant professor, and she served as Director of Grand Rounds and Director of the NICHD Triangle Clinical Research Fellowship in Reproductive Health. Her clinical practice and research focused on gynecologic care of women with chronic pelvic pain disorders. As assistant professor at UNC, Dr. Lamvu was the teacher and mentor for many medical students, residents and fellows, and she used her expertise to provide training opportunities with an emphasis on clinical trials methodology, women's health research and advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques. Dr. Lamvu is now Medical Unit Director of Gynecology and Director of the Fellowship in Advance Gynecologic Disorders and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Florida Hospital. In her new position, she continues her clinical and teaching roles while ruthering her interest in chronic pelvic pain and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lamvu serves on the Board for the International Pelvic Pain Society. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and belongs to several medical societies including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Diplomate) and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

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      Jessica Feranec, MD, FACOG

      Dr. Jessica B. Feranec is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, serving as faculty for the Fellowship in Advanced Gynecoloigic Disorders and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Florida Hospital. She has completed a Master Educator Fellowship as well as an American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy Fellowship, and focuses her area of practice of urogynecology. Dr. Feranec will work closely with the urology, colorectal, physical therapy and radiology divisions, offering a multidisciplinary approach to complicated urinary and fecal incontinence, constipation, pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic floor prolapse. Throughout her clinical profession, she has taught a number of residents and medical students, and won the Attending Teacher of the Year award in 2004. She has also worked at the Veterans Health System in Gainesville, FL to help design a gynecologic surgery referral program for the North Florida and South Georgia regions. With experience presenting both nationally and internationally, Dr. Feranec is a fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a member of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy, International Urogynecological Association, American Urogynecologic Society, American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine and the International Pelvic Pain Society.

Fellows

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      Chensi Ouyang, MD
      PGY-6
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      Chensi Ouyang, MD
      PGY-6

Curriculum

Rotation Schedule
  • Anatomy
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Diagnostic Hysteroscopy
  • Instrumentation for Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Complications of Hysteroscopy
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Instrumentation for Operative Laparoscopy
  • Operative Laparoscopy
  • Complications of Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Urinary Tract Surgery
  • Reproductive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
  • Gynecologic Conditions
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-Based Practice
  • Research

As a department, we perform over 800 benign gynecologic surgeries per year: 75% of these cases are minimally invasive, 15% vaginal and 5% are abdominal. In our gynecology practice, about 2,100 new patients are seen annually, along with over 7,200 return visits. Patients are referred from gynecologists, primary care physicians and other specialists from the Orlando area and from around the Southeastern United States. A growing number of patients are self-referring after learning of our experience with laparoscopic surgery from physicians, friends, or the Internet. As a result, fellows in this training program will receive a level of laparoscopic and gynecologic training far above the average university medical center in the United States.

Graduating fellows will be proficient in all aspects of gynecologic laparoscopic surgery, including: complicated hysterectomies (both supra-cervical and complete), both conservative and definitive surgery for advanced stages of endometriosis, and robotic surgery. In addition, this is a clinically broad fellowship that allows postgraduate trainees to gain extensive experience in a variety of advanced gynecologic disorders such as chronic pelvic pain disorders (e.g. endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis), pelvic organ prolapse, vulvovaginal disorders (e.g vestibulitis, vulvar dermatoses, vulvodynia, chronic vaginitis) and much more. Pain management will be taught in closely mentored clinical settings by Dr. Lamvu, and will be influenced by relationships with the pain management programs such as the Center for Women’s Pelvic Rehabilitation. Post-graduate trainees will have the opportunity to rotate through different programs including physical therapy, urogynecology, urology and gastroenterology.

This fellowship will also place emphasis on academics by promoting fellow research, publication and opportunity for direct one-on-one teaching of residents and medical students. Each fellow will be encouraged to complete a research project, present at national meetings (including the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) and finalize a manuscript for publication by the end of the second year of the fellowship. Fellows will be required to attend regular didactic core lectures which will not only focus on the above clinical topics but will also include specific of lectures on research methodology, publication requirements and obtaining research funding. In addition, fellows are encouraged to attend the departmental journal review, case report review and grand rounds. Overall, each fellow will devote approximately 60% of their time to clinical / surgical duties and 40% to research and teaching projects.

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Benefits

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This is a salaried 2 year fellowship that will provide an annual salary of approximately $59,000 for the first year and $60,000 for the second year. Trainee benefits, including life and disability insurances are provided. Fellow educational expenses are reimbursed; approximately $1,500 for continued medical education (CME) and $1,400 for society memberships (ACOG, AAGL, IPPS and ACLS). Licensure including state license and DEA are provided. Professional liability insurance for gynecologic practice is provided. Moving expenses, supplies, and some additional travel (if amount exceeds CME) may be covered by the program. Please contact your program coordinator for more information.

Fellowship training is a 365 days per year activity and all days off service may be counted as vacation time. Personal time off is provided through the terms of the Fellowship contract. Our program uses a data tracking system for fellow duty hours called New Innovations. The fellows receive 20 days (week days) off each academic year. Paid personal time is not subject to accumulation by the fellow and must be used within the academic year. Utilization of personal time and duty hours is monitored through the program and must be entered into New Innovations. This data collection system also allows for tracking of fellow procedures, attended didactics, and evaluations. The fellows will start Fellowship on July 1 and complete the fellowship on June 30, and will be expected to complete a minimum of 22 months out of a 24 month fellowship. Sick leave, maternity leave, and paternity leave, will be incorporated into the allowed time off. Once the time off has been exhausted the fellows will be expected to apply for family and medical leave. At that time, the Florida Hospital institutional „family leave‟ guidelines will apply. Any time taken off beyond the expected 20 days will be added on to the Fellowship and fellows will not be granted their certificate of graduation until the educational time of 22/24 months of education has been completed.

Maternity leave is based on hospital guidelines. The duration of maternity leave is based on a written recommendation of a physician. However, the duration of paid leave is made up of vacation and sick leave, which may be up to 20 working days per year. Additional leave time has to be made up by extending the fellowship training. The additional leave time should be covered by a disability program if medically indicated. Paternity leave includes the duration of paid leave time which is composed of vacation and sick leave, this to maybe up to 20 working days per year.

Five working days per year are available for CME related travel. For additional educational activities the fellows will be asked to use vacation time, if CME time has already been used. If a fellow uses all vacation and CME time, but additional time is needed for a fellow to present at a national meeting, an exception may be made at the discretion of the Program Director.

A hospital sponsored tax-sheltered annuity retirement plan is available. Health insurance coverage for the fellows and their family will be effective on the first day of hire and expires the last day of hire. The fellows are also provided free parking. Each fellow will receive uniform medical jackets, photo ID and security access. Call rooms are available throughout the hospital.

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Directions

  • From the airport
    Take the North Exit Take 528 West (Toll $2.25) Take 1-4 East to Orlando Take the Princeton Exit (#85) Turn right on Princeton St Turn left on North Orange Ave Take the 2nd right onto East Rollins St
  • From the Tampa area:
    Take 1-4 East to Orlando Take the Princeton Exit (#85) Turn right on Princeton St Turn left on North Orange Ave Take the 2nd right onto East Rollins St
  • From the Daytona area:
    Take I-4 West to Tampa Take the Princeton Exit (#85) Turn left on Princeton St Turn left on North Orange Ave Take the 2nd right onto East Rollins St
Once on Princeton:
Make a left at Orange

For hospital parking garage entrance, turn right at King Street

Nathan Gonzalez

Residency Coordinator

407-303-5947407-303-7323 2501 N. Oragne Ave Suite 235 Orlando, FL 32804