Dr. Gustavo Stringel is an experienced surgeon currently serving as the chief of pediatric surgery at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla, New York. Gustavo Stringel holds memberships to several medical organizations, including the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS).

The SLS is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the practice of laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery through education and the dissemination of new and established ideas, techniques, and therapies. The largest society of its kind in North America, the SLS has a membership of over 6,000 individuals who are primarily physicians from various specialties, but SLS membership also includes nurses, technicians, midlevel providers, and other health professionals.

In fulfilling its mission, the SLS conducts several activities each year, including conferences, postgraduate courses, and workshops that help advance laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques and procedures, and assist in fostering the productive exchange of ideas. These events and activities also work to improve physicians' skills and ultimately promote better patient care. In addition, the SLS publishes a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal that has further served the organization's mission since 1997 by helping spread the newest ideas in the field of minimally invasive surgery.
An experienced pediatric surgeon, Dr. Gustavo Stringel is the surgeon-in-chief and director of pediatric surgery and minimally invasive surgery at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. He is also a tenured professor of surgery and pediatrics at New York Medical College. Actively involved in his profession, Dr. Gustavo Stringel belongs to the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. Elected to its board of trustees in 2004, he became the society’s secretary-treasurer in 2007. Dr. Gustavo Stringel served as president for the 2009-2010 term and continues to serve on the public relations and standards of practice committees.

The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to minimally invasive surgery While the membership of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons represents a broad range of specialties, the three primary ones are surgical gynecological endoscopy, endourology, and endoscopy. Over the course of 20 years, the society has grown to include more than 6,000 members from a broad range of disciplines. The nonprofit organization began in an effort to provide an open forum for surgeons and other health professionals interested in therapy and minimally invasive surgery.

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