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Colorectal Surgery Elective


  • Comprehensive 2-week clinical experience in colorectal surgery and anorectal diseases during the third fellowship year.
  • Focuses on learning the clinical considerations in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of diseases of the anus, colon and rectum as viewed from a surgical perspective.
  • Fellows will have exposure to commonly encountered medical and surgical disorders that are diagnosed and treated by colorectal surgeons, many of which will also be encountered in a general gastroenterology practice.

Principal Teaching/Learning Activities

  • Two weeks of in-person clinical time with Colorectal Surgery faculty both in the clinical office and procedure suite settings, as well as opportunities to shadow in the operating room.

Problem Mix/Patient Characteristics/Types of Encounters

  • Adult ambulatory outpatients seen by the Colorectal Surgery department at URMC.