The mission of the Fellowship Program is to instill the combination of surgical expertise and business experience and in an empowering, entrepreneurial and ethical setting. Fellows are trained and empowered to perform safer, simpler, and faster surgeries, benefitting both surgeon and patient alike.
The LESS Institute Spine Fellowship program offers fellows an opportunity to gain an extensive range of comprehensive training in spine treatment.
Each LES surgeon is specialty-trained in outpatient surgery and collectively offer a wide range of subspecialty expertise including both adult and adolescent conditions affecting the spine.
Building a foundation
This one-year fellowship program is geared toward the orthopaedic surgeon who is interested in building a foundation for outpatient treatment, inpatient care, and clinical research.
If fellowship programs do not prepare their graduates for the trend toward outpatient surgery that improves patient care, the hospitals power is removed to stifle fellows employment and business development options by closing their doors and turning their backs on a free market system.
With over 1,000 outpatient cases per year, the LESS institute focuses on a wide range Less Exposure Surgery and traditional treatments, including cervical and lumbar fusion. Fellows are exposed to the highest standard of patient care as well as new areas of diagnosis and tailored treatment.
During the year-long program, fellows develop in-depth experience in the surgical and nonsurgical management of orthopedic disorders and treatment plans of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Each fellow works closely with our LESS surgeons to, assist in diagnosis, treat patients, and management of a multitude of conditions affecting the spine.
The LES Fellowship Program Provides Training in 6 Core Competencies
to the Business
Basic & Clinical
Robust outpatient educational curriculum surrounding all Less Exposure Surgery techniques
Anterior Cervical Approaches from Henry Bohlman Trained Surgeons
LES techniques in outpatient ASC by Dr. Kingsley Chin & surgeons he trained
1 week at SpineFrontier working with engineers on proprietary technology design as well as completing patent application seminar
Learn the business of a practice, and spend time shadowing the administrative team
Participate in hands on cadaver training with surgeons
Expected to publish at least two papers with exposure to clinical and biomechanics research opportunities
Exposure to multiple surgeons across the country to see different techniques
Kingsley R. Chin, M.D.
Dr. Josue Gabriel, M.D.
Dr. Roger D. sung, M.D.
Ideal Fellowship Candidates
Graduates from top
Focused on fellows from
renowned fellowship programs
Focused on surgeons with less
than 10 years of practice
Upon joining the LES fellows program, participants become an integral part of the community around them. Immersed in all aspects of practice management, they build strong ties to other Fellows and LES surgeons:
- Graduates are prepared to use their talents and expertise to build independence in an outpatient surgical center
- Opportunity to tap into the rich academic and scientificcommunity located within the LES ecosystem
- Work with patients from a variety of backgrounds, gaining exposure to a variety surgical scenarios
- Compensation is provided a stipend and benefits that is competitive with those of other institutions
- Educate the fellows thoroughly in the decision-making process to understand both the ramifications and possible complications of treatment, rehabilitation or potential revision required to obtain an optimal result
- Provide an outpatient environment to teach and guide a fellow how to evaluate, manage and follow patients in an outpatient setting
- Guide fellows to develop teaching skills by educating residents and medical students
The clinical fellowship is a one-year program (August 1st to July 31st)
$90,000 (including health and malpractice insurance). Fellow will function as a junior attending with increasing responsibility through the year and privileges to operate as the primary surgeon and establish his/her own clinic.
The Less Institute Center of Excellence
3816 Hollywood Blvd., #102
Hollywood, FL 33021
West Palm Beach, FL
2580 Metrocentre Blvd, Unit 1
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
9570 SW 107th Ave, Ste 102C
Miami, FL 33176
Andrews Memorial Hospital
27 Hope Road
Kingston 10, Jamaica
West Orange, NJ
375 Mount Pleasant Ave. #205
West Orange, NJ 07052