What to Expect
The fellow has clinic responsibilities 2 days per week. Additional time is spent for endoscopic procedures and ambulatory surgery. One PGY-1 and one PGY-5 general surgery resident rotate on the service throughout the year from the General Surgery Residency Program at Henry Ford Hospital. A nurse case manager assists with patient scheduling and inpatient care.
Average number of cases performed
The Colon and Rectal Surgery Division performs over 3500 fiberoptic endoscopic procedures a year which includes over 1500 colonoscopies. On an average 400 abdominal colon cases are performed. Approximately 500 anorectal procedures are performed a year.
Didactics and conferences
Colon and Rectal Surgery conferences are held twice a week. There is a weekly Department of Surgery mortality and morbidity conference. Gastrointestinal Tumor Board is held weekly. There is also a weekly joint Gastrointestinal, Pathology, Radiology and Surgery case presentation conference.
Available studies include anal manometry, EMG, defecography and endorectal ultrasound.
The resident is expected to submit a paper for a national meeting and prepare a paper for publication.
The fellow is encouraged to attend the ASCRS annual meeting. A travel stipend is provided. A presentation at an approved meeting would also be funded.