Fellowship of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (FALS)

institue logo

Fellowship of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (FALS)


Duration: 6 Month(s)

Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Surgeons (IAGES)

Erode, Tamil Nadu, India


Course TypeFellowship

Course Specialty

Minimal Invasive Surgery


Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Surgeons (IAGES)


    The Fellowship of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (FALS) is an honorary fellowship offered by Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Surgeons (IAGES). Those who are not members may apply for membership online. Members of collaborating associations who have signed MOU with IAGES are also eligible. They are expected to get their application endorsed by the respective collaborating association prior to joining the course.

    FALS Course Subspecialty

    • Upper GI
    • Colo-rectal
    • Oncology
    • Hernia
    • Bariatric Surgery

    Logbook Guideline

    • Age/Sex/Surgery/Role/Post-op course/Complication/Remarks
    • Role - Assisted/under supervision/Independent (as drop down)
    • Post-op course - Uneventful / Eventful (as drop down)
    • Complications - Infection, Bleeding, Leak, Stricture, Obstruction, Others (type if others) as drop down
    • Remarks - Type the outcome of the event, if patient has been conservatively managed, Recovered, Diseased, Transferred, etc.

Admission Intake


Fee (INR):


Stipend (INR):

Not applicable


At Your Own


Not applicable


    Non-Examination category

    Surgeons who have been doing laparoscopic surgery in the chosen field for 10 or more years are eligible for Non Examination Category. Candidates should have performed more than 100 laparoscopic surgeries and need to submit a logbook.

    Examination Category

    All surgeons with a minimum of 5 years experience in the laparoscopic surgery after post-graduation. The applicant should have performed over 25 laparoscopic procedures in the chosen specialty either jointly or independently. All the candidates would appear for MCQ assessment and Viva by the IAGES FALS board for final assessment during forthcoming annual national conference before awarding the fellowship.

    Non Fellowship Category

    Online FALS course is open to Non members and all surgical postgraduates and interested surgeons under the Non-Fellowship category where in they are eligible to take this course and receive the Certificate of completion of FALS course.

Minimum Education

MS General Surgery

Admission Process:

    • Applicants should have sent filled application form along with academic qualification soft copy, experience letter, curriculum vitae to IAGES Secretary via email. (Click on View Contact Details)
Similar Courses