American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery

The American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS) is the nation’s pre-eminent educator of advanced surgical techniques for women’s health specialists. AIMIS brings together hospitals, surgeons, clinics, medical technology companies, and patients by providing a platform to deliver advanced surgical procedures that improve health care for all ages.

Advancing Health Care for Women Through Better Treatment Option

Minimally invasive surgery, whether laparoscopic or robotically assisted, is advancing health care for women by providing doctors new tools to accomplish the same goals as they would with traditional open surgery. Patients who experience minimally invasive procedures suffer less pain and blood loss, with fewer complications and a faster recovery time.

As an AIMIS member, women’s health specialists derive great benefits from education and data collection. Not only do we teach minimally invasive surgery methods, but we also offer patients resources on where to find an AIMIS accredited physician, information on what to expect from a minimally invasive procedure, and more.

Dedicated to Quality and Innovation

AIMIS physicians are dedicated to raise the standard of health care for women and to lower surgical complications with expert surgeons. Minimally invasive surgery is not only good for patients. It’s also good for business. AIMIS works with its member physicians every step of the way – even after you step out of our programs.

What does AIMIS do?

AIMIS brings together hospitals, surgeons, medical technology companies, women’s health specialists and patients providing a new platform to deliver new technologies in a safe manner. This is all under the umbrella of minimally invasive surgery and its benefits. Essentially, AIMIS offers professional education models and data to the stakeholders of technology-based medicine.


AIMIS Welcomes The Newest Center of Excellence

 Coastal Carolina Hospital!


 On January 24th, 2020, AIMIS conducted a site visit at Coastal Carolina Hospital.

Dr. Robert Barnett, Leadership Team Director of AIMIS Gynecologic Centers of Excellence,

met with Dr. Claude Tolbert, Joel Taylor CEO, and Barbara Graves RN, Director Surgical Services.




Cystoscopy Ureteral & Catheter

Credentialing Course


August 7

November 20

 All Programs Are Held On Fridays

A Certificate Of Attendance & Letter For Staff Privileges Will Be Provided From The Program Director, & Endorsed By AIMIS

Reducing Surgical Risks

Total Laparoscopy Hysterectomy
Endometriosis Adhesions Fibroids
Live Case Observation
Suturing Trainer Practicum

Prevention Recognition & Management Of Urologic Injuries During Gynecologic

Steven D. McCarus, MD
Founder, McCarus Surgical Specialists for Women
Chief, Division of Gynecologic Surgery
Advent Health Winter Park, Winter Park, Florida

Cystoscopy Ureteral & Catheter

Credentialing Course





7:30am-Lecture-Intraoperative Cystoscopy & Catheter Placement In Pelvic Surgery

8:30am Case One-Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

10:30am Case Two-Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy


12:30pm Case Three-To Be Determined

1:30pm-Hands On Table Top Lab Cystoscopy, Catheter Placement, Suturing Trainers

1:30pm-Certificate & Letter Endorsement Handed Out


The Alfond Inn
300 E New England Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789


Florida Chapter

Surgical Community
From A Distance

We are excited about our 2020 Florida Chapter Virtual Annual Meeting on May 2, 2020, and encourage you to register today to participate. This is one way that we can stay connected amidst the uncertainties of COVID-19 and in an era of social distancing.

Register Now

Contact John Armstrong, MD

Difficulty brings opportunity. Please join your colleagues for a “virtual” celebration of Florida surgery on May 2, 2020, and thank you for continuing to serve your communities, hospitals, and programs during this challenging time.


Extending Beyond the Classroom

AIMIS was founded in 2008 and is the only premier institution that recognizes hospitals and surgery centers as a Center of Excellence.

AIMIS es una organización que esta creciendo y al convertirse en miembro es una verdadera representación de su progreso.

The American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS) has now extended to Asia with AIMIS China.

Get a certified second opinion from our AIMIS expert doctors and physicians.