About Us

AIMIS Mission Statement

To develop and designate affiliates and Centers of Excellence dedicated to minimally invasive procedures that safely benefit patients while reducing health care costs.

Welcome to the 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.

AIMIS teaches and supports minimally invasive methods and supports members with branding to help grow and strengthen their practice while improving patient outcomes through advanced surgical techniques.

AIMIS also provides resources for patients, corporate partners, physician members, and affiliates to help foster minimally invasive surgery techniques that provide speedier recoveries with transparency and accountability. AIMIS is the only organization that concentrates on data collection.

Our goal is to focus on reducing and eliminating post-surgical complications and improving patient outcomes..

Advancing Health Care for Women Through Better Treatment Options


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.

Extending Beyond the Classroom


At AIMIS, our goal of safer, more efficacious health care is not limited to the surgical suite. For this reason, we have partnered with corporations, hospitals, women’s health specialists and graduates from our program to help make the changes that will make health care for women, and our entire health care system more effective.

Partnerships are the key to the success of the minimally invasive surgery movement. Health care is too complex to assume that just one facet of it can affect the kind of positive change we need.

Only a synergistic relationship between all parties involved can deliver real results. Nobody plays a bigger part in that than our valued corporate leaders and partners.

Why was AIMIS formed?
Surgical and procedural technology is advancing medicine at a rate never seen before. The current medical education model has not been able to keep up and adapt to a new training model that compensates for this rapid pace. AIMIS was formed from a paradigm shift. One objective is to fill this educational gap.
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.
Is AIMIS a medical society or association?
No. AIMIS is a centralized entity with an affiliation of surgical “Centers of Excellence”and physician “Practice of Excellence” around the country that provide information to each other, collecting data, evaluating new technologies and procedures while assessing safety.
Who benefits from AIMIS?
First and foremost patients. AIMIS was formed to educate and inform patients as new minimally invasive surgeries and procedures have become available. Patients also benefit as AIMIS evaluates and provides data to surgeons and women’s health specialists comparing new competing technologies.
What surgical specialties are represented?
All surgical specialties will have representation over time. Currently, the greatest need is in health care for women and the focus is in gynecological and general surgical specialties.

If you are, or know of a corporation that would be interested in becoming a corporate partner, please let us know here.