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Colon and Rectal Surgery at NSLIJHS

The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health Care System offers a one-year comprehensive clinical colorectal residency program in Colon and Rectal Surgery for applicants who are Board eligible for the American Board of Surgery examination after the completion of a fully accredited, five-year General Surgery Program. Presently, one colorectal resident is chosen yearly through the National Resident Matching Program. The resident's educational experience is directed toward fulfilling the requirements of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Under the constant supervision of the faculty and program director, Dr. John Procaccino, the resident gains a phenomenal operative experience through a large volume of diverse surgical procedures that include open and laparoscopic surgery for benign, oncologic and inflammatory bowel disease, reoperative colorectal surgery, anorectal surgery and all aspects of office and endoscopic procedures. The colorectal resident actively participates in our busy anorectal physiology laboratory. Proficiency in performing and interpreting anorectal ultrasound, anorectal manometry and pudendal nerve latency studies is critical to the training of a Colorectal Surgeon. Overall, there are over 400 anorectal, 600 abdominal and 800 endoscopic procedures performed each year.

The applicant must be eligible for licensure in the State of New York.  We function under the auspices of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System General Surgery Residency Program.

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