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, the insurance industry and patients by providing a platform to deliver advanced surgical procedures that improve health care for women of all ages. AIMIS teaches and supports minimally invasive gynecological and urogynecological surgical methods and supports members with business strategies 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, reduced scarring and lower costs.
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 business solutions. Not only do we teach minimally invasive surgery methods, but we also offer patients resources on where to find an AIMIS-certified doctor, 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. 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 classrooms.
Below we have answered some common questions that you may have as you consider AIMIS.
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, the insurance industry and patients providing a new platform to deliver new technologies in a safe manner while decreasing costs. This is all under the umbrella of minimally invasive surgery and its benefits. Essentially, AIMIS offers business solutions, 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” around the country that provide information to each other, collecting data, evaluating new technologies and procedures while assessing safety and financial solutions.
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.
How does new technology impact the cost of health care?
By working with the insurance industry and hospital systems, AIMIS evaluates the cost impact of new procedures. In general, technology advances in surgery provide a net cost savings to health care plans and patients while improving outcomes. However, when technology enters into the wrong hands of an under-qualified surgeon, complications have a huge negative toll on the health care system as well as the patient’s well-being.
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 surgery specialties.