Homero Rivas, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, and the Director of Innovative Surgery at Stanford University. He is also the Co-Director of the Stanford Fellowship in Minimally invasive Surgery. After his training in general surgery at the University of North Dakota, he completed two one-year fellowships in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Louisville and also at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a pioneer and leader in numerous state-of-the art innovative techniques of minimal access surgery including: scarless surgery; natural orifice surgery; robotic surgery.