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Breast Surgery:

Sites of Service:

Pluta Cancer Center, HH

Types of Pathology Treated:

Breast Diseases including cancers and (FTM Transgender) Gender Dysphoria

Typical Procedures/Operations Performed:

Breast Surgeries

Physicians Working on Service:

  • Kristin Skinner, MD

  • Rachel Farkas, MD

  • Peter Prieto, MD

Divisional Web-Site: www.urmc.rochester.edu/surgery/oncology.aspxw

Burn Surgery:

Sites of Service:

SMH, occasionally Sawgrass OR

Types of Pathology Treated:

Complex wounds, burns

Types of Procedures/Operations Performed:

Local flaps, skin grafts

Physicians Working on Service:

  • Derek Bell, MD

Divisional Web-Site:   https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/burn-trauma/burn-center.aspx

Cardiac Surgery:

Sites of Service:

Strong Memorial Hospital

Types of Pathology Treated:

Diseases typically treated include coronary artery disease, valve disease (aortic, mitral, tricuspid and rarely pulmonic), arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, advanced heart failure, cardiogenic shock, ascending and descending thoracic aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections and congenital heart disease.

Types of Procedures/Operations Performed:

Procedures performed include coronary bypass, valve repair or replacements, arrhythmia ablation, epicardial lead placement, ECMO insertion, LVAD, heart transplant, RVAD, TAVI, ascending aorta replacement.

Physicians Working on Service:

  • Sunil Prasad, MD – Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
  • Peter Knight, MD
  • Igor Gosev, MD
  • Bryan Barrus, MD
  • George Alfieris, MD
  • Lauren Kane, MD

Divisional Web-Site:   https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/surgery/cardiac.aspx

Colorectal Surgery:

Sites of Service:

SMH/HH/RGH/Sawgrass/Outpatient location
SAWGRASS SURGICAL CENTER

Types Pathology Treated:

Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance, Colonic Polyps, Diverticular Disease, IBD

Typical Procedures/Operations Performed:

Colonoscopy with Associated Procedures - Polypectomies, Biopsies, India Ink Tatooing, Endoscopic Clipping, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Physicians Working on Service:

  • Larissa Temple, MD – Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery
  • Christina Cellini, MD
  • Jennifer Speranza, MD
  • Rabih Salloum, MD
  • Fergal Fleming, MD

Divisional Web-Site:  https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/surgery/colorectal.aspx

Hepatobiliary Surgery:

Sites of Service:

SMH Cancer Center (Drs. Galka, Linehan, & Schoeniger)
160 Sawgrass (Drs. Galka & Schoeniger)

Types Pathology Treated:

Hepatobiliary, pancreas, and GI malignancies

Hepatocellular carcinoma

Cholangiocarcinoma

Gallbladder cancer

Gastric cancer

Pancreas cancer (adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine tumors)

Small bowel malignancies

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Liver tumors (benign & malignant)

Biliary disorders (gallbladder pathology -gallstones, biliary dyskinesia; biliary choledochal cysts)

Pancreas disorders (chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts, pancreatic ductal pathology)

Skin and Soft tissue malignancies - Melanoma & Sarcoma

Types of Procedures/Operations Performed:

Cholecystectomy

Hepatectomy

Radical Bile duct resection

Pancreatectomy - pancreaticoduodenectomy, distal pancreatectomy,central pancreatectomy

Gastrectomy

Small bowel resection

Colectomy

Melanoma resection, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and completion lymphadenectomy

Multivisceral resections

General Surgery Procedures: Excisional biopsy, lymph node biopsy, hernia repair, Mediport placement

Physicians Working on Service:

  • Eva Galka, MD
  • David Linehan, MD
  • Luke Schoeniger, MD – Chief, Hepatobiliary Surgery

Neurosurgery:

Sites of Service:

SMH for the most part; when we have > 2 students on rotation, we may also have them rotate to HH. We have, on occasion, had students rotate to RGH or observe at Unity, but these are much less frequent.

Types Pathology Treated:

The full spectrum of neurosurgical diseases, predominantly degenerative and traumatic spine disease, cranial trauma, brain tumors, spinal tumors, cerebrovascular disease (both extra-cranial & intra-cranial), functional neurosurgical disorders (parkinsonism and other movement disorders), pediatric neurosurgical disease

Typical Procedures/Operations Performed:

Spinal neurosurgery (laminectomy, posterior and anterior spinal instrumentation, tumor resection), cranial neurosurgery (craniotomy, burr hole, awake craniotomy, deep brain stimulator implantation, aneurysm treatment)

Physicians working on service:

  • Webster Pilcher, MD – Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery
  • Howard Silberstein, MD
  • Thomas Rodenhouse, MD
  • Kevin Walter, MD
  • Yan Michael Li, MD
  • Edward Vates, MD
  • Andrew Wensel, M D
  • Pierre Girgis, MD
  • Tarun Balla, MD
  • John Markman, MD
  • Armando Villareal, MD

Divisional websites:  https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/neurosurgery.aspx

Orthopaedics:

Sites of service:

SMH, HH, Sawgrass Surgery Center, Clinton Crossings

Types Pathology Treated:

Trauma, Arthritis, Sports Injuries

Typical Procedures/Operations Performed:            

Wide variety of Orthopaedic Surgeries, including Trauma
Reconstructive Surgery (Arthritis Treatment; Hip, Knee Replacements)
Sports Medicine

Physicians working on service:

  • 2-3 residents, 2-8 faculty
  • https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/orthopaedics/team.cfm

Divisional website: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/orthopaedics/

Otolaryngology

Sites of Service:  

Outpatient Clinic is at 2365 S. Clinton Ave near Clinton Crossings.
Cancer Center Clinic is at the Wilmot Cancer Center.
Operate mostly at Strong and Sawgrass, and occasionally at Highland.

Types Pathology Treated:

Head and Neck Cancer - surgical treatment, multidisciplinary management of these issues with radiation and medical oncology
Facial Plastics – repair of facial trauma, reconstruction of head and neck defects from cancer.
Otology – hearing and balance disorders, middle and inner ear disease, joint resection of intracranial lesions with neurosurgery, cochlear implants
Rhinology – sinus disease, upper airway allergy management, nasal airway disorders, nasal tumor resection
Laryngology – voice, airway, and swallowing disorders in adults, tracheostomy placement and management.
Pediatric ENT – middle ear disorders, tonsillectomy for infections and sleep apnea, congenital airway disorders.
Sleep Medicine – surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea

Typical Procedures/Operations Performed:

In clinic: flexible laryngoscopy, rigid nasal endoscopy, middle ear microscopy, hearing tests, balance testing and voice/swallow therapy.
Tonsillectomy
Ear tube placement
Tracheostomy
Direct Laryngoscopy – viewing the voice box in the operating room with a scope
Septoplasty and turbinate reduction
Rhinoplasty
Open reduction and internal fixation of jaw and midface fractures
Total laryngectomy
Robotic Oral Cavity Resection for cancer
Free Flap Reconstruction of Head and Neck Cancer defects
Cochlear implant
Middle ear exploration

Physicians Working on Service:

  • Shawn Newlands – Chairman, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Li Man – Program Director, Rhinology
  • Margo Benoit – Assistant Program Director, Pediatric ENT
  • Paul Dutcher – Otology
  • John Wayman – Otology
  • Ben Crane – Otology
  • Chase Miller – Allergy / Rhinology
  • John Faria – Pediatric ENT
  • Arthur Hengerer – Pediatric ENT
  • Matthew Miller – Head and Neck Cancer and Reconstruction
  • Paul Vandersloot – Head and Neck Cancer, Reconstruction, Laryngology
  • John Ingle – Laryngology
  • Todd Schneider – Laryngology
  • Sveta Karelsky – Sleep Surgery
  • Timothy Doerr – Facial Plastics and Reconstruction, Facial Trauma
  • Alexis Strohl (starting August 2017) – Facial Plastics and Reconstruction, Facial Trauma

Divisional Web-Site:  https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/ear-nose-throat.aspx

Pediatrics

Sites of Service:

Golisano Children’s Hospital (Strong Memorial Hospital)


Types of Pathology Treated:

We treat the breadth of general surgical diseases in infants and children including congenital diseases in neonates and acquired conditions in older children.
Typical Procedures/Operations Performed:
Hernia repairs (Umbilical and Inguinal)
Appendectomies 
Operations for pyloric stenosis, Hirschsprung’s disease, anorectal malformations, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, esophageal atresia with or without trachea-esophageal fistula, gastroschisis, omphalocele, intestinal atresias, bowel obstruction, malrotation, feeding access (gastrostomy tube insertion), solid tumors, and chest wall deformities (pectus excavatum and carinatum).

Physicians Working on Service:

  • Walter Pegoli, MD – Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
  • Christopher Gitzelmann, MD
  • Derek Wakeman, MD

Divisional Web-Site:   https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/surgery/divisions/pediatric.aspx

Plastic Surgery

Sites of Service:

SMH/HH/SG/SG outpatient clinic (160 Sawgrass Drive)

Types of Pathology Treated:

Benign skin lesions, malignant skin lesions, burns, cleft lip, cleft palate, vascular anomalies, craniosynostosis, microsomia, retrognathia, disorders of the jaws, microtia, fibrous dysplasia, any craniofacial syndrome, soft tissue injuries to the face, facial skeletal injuries, defects of the scalp, defects of the face (lids, cheeks, nose, lips, etc), facial paralysis, orophayrngeal defects, soft tissue volume loss of the face, dynamic and static facial rhytids, upper lid and brow ptosis, nasal deformities, disorders of the breast (hypoplasia, macromastia, ptosis), breast reconstruction (autologous and prosthetic), gynecomastia, congenital breast anomalies, skin laxity following weight loss, lipodystrophy, soft tissue defects of the trunk, defects of the lower extremity, ventral hernia, infections of the hand, soft tissue/bony reconstruction of the upper extremity, compression neuropathy, hand fractures, tendon ruptures/injuries, tenosynovitis, digit amputation, dupuytren's disease, sternal reconstruction, lymphedema, pressure ulcers, cosmetic transgender concerns

Typical Procedures/Operations Performed:

Excision of skin lesions, skin grafting, cleft lip and palate repair, cranial vault remodeling, ORIF of all facial fractures, local rotation flaps for defects anywhere on the body, local/regional muscle or facial flaps anywhere on the body, free tissue transfer, facial reanimation (cross face nerve grafting, neurotized free muscle transfer, etc), face/brow lift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast reconstruction (autologous and prosthetic), facial fillers and botox, abdominal wall reconstruction, ORIF of hand fractures, tendon repairs, abdominoplasty, body lifting, brachioplasty, thighplasty

Physicians Working on Service:

  • Howard Langstein, MD – Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
  • Derek Bell, MD
  • Gui Christiano, MD
  • Ronald P. Bossert, MD
  • Clint Morrison, MD
  • Ashley Amalfi, MD

Divisional Website:
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/graduate-medical-education/prospective-residents/plastic-surgery/our-residents.aspx

Rochester General Hospital

Sites of Service:

Rochester General Hospital

Types of Pathology Treated:

Cancers of Hepatobiliary tract, pancreas, upper GI tract (esophagus & stomach), small intestinal, colon & rectum
Soft Tissue Sarcomas: visceral, retroperitoneal and extremity origins
Melanoma
Benign pathology of hepatobiliary tract and pancreas

Typical Procedures/Operations Performed:

Pancreatic surgery (Whipple procedure, distal pancreatectomy/splenectomy)
Liver and biliary tract resections
Esophagectomy (trans-hiatal, trans-thoracic)
Gastrectomy (Partial, total)
Colorectal resections
Sarcoma resections including multi-organ resections for retroperitoneal sarcomas
Wide soft tissue resections for melanoma

Physicians Working on Service:

  • Stephen Ettinghausen, MD
  • Clinical Professor of Surgery
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Director of Surgical Oncology
  • Rochester General Hospital

Thoracic Surgery

Sites of Service:

Thoracic see patients in SMH on the second floor of ACF Monday-Friday and in the Wilmot Cancer Center on Thursdays

Conferences:

Monday morning 6:30-7:00 lecture
Monday 7-8:30 review service, M&M conference
Thursday 4:30-5:30 tumor board
Thursday 5:30-6:30 indications conference

Types of Pathology Treated:

Benign and malignant lung disease
Malignant foregut disease including esophageal and gastric cancer
Benign foregut disease including herd and motility disorders

Typical Procedures/Operations Performed:

Laparoscopic, VATS, Robotic, Endoscopic mucosal resection, GERD, POEM, Ablative therapies, Comprehensive Diagnostics and Motility pH impedance

Physicians Working on Service:

  • Carolyn Jones, MD – Chief, Division of Thoracic/Foregut Surgery
  • Christian Peyre, MD
  • Joseph Wizorek, MD

 Divisional Website:  https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/surgery/thoracic.aspx

Transplant/Hepatobiliary Surgery

Sites of Service: 

Strong Memorial Hospital

Types of Pathology Treated:

End stage liver disease
End stage kidney disease
Benign and malignant disease in liver and biliary tract

Types of Procedures/Surgeries Performed:

Abdominal organ transplantation (liver, kidney, pancreas)
Organ procurement
Liver resection, biliary reconstruction, AV fistula/graft

Physicians working on service:

  • Roberto Hernandez, MD – Chief, Division of Transplant/Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Mark Orloff, MD
  • Randeep Kashyap, MD
  • Koji Tomiyama, MD

Divisional Web-Site:  https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/surgery/transplant.aspx

Urology: 

Sites of  Service:

SMH-Urology Clinic on AC-2, Clinton Crossings, Lattimore Office (Pediatric Urology Clinic)
Red Creek, Sawgrass and Highland

Types of Pathology Treated:

Urinary stone disease
Cancers of the kidney, adrenal gland, ureter, bladder, prostate, testes, and penis 
Voiding dysfunction/incontinence
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Male infertility
Erectile dysfunction
Male hypogonadism
Men’s sexual health
Pediatric urological anomalies 

Typical Operations/Procedures:

Nephrectomy/partial nephrectomy 
Adrenalectomy 
Cystectomy
Prostatectomy
Urinary diversion surgery
Urinary stone surgeries
Cystoscopy
Trans urethral resection of the prostate
Vasectomy
Prostate biopsy
Bladder tumor resection
Circumcision
Surgery for undescended testicles
Urological reconstruction in adults and pediatric patients
Pediatric urological surgeries

Physicians Working on Service:

  • Edward Messing, Oncology

  • Erdal Erturk, Endourology/Stone Disease

  • Thomas Frye, Robot Assisted Surgery/Urologic Oncology
  • David Gentile, Erectile Dysfunction
  • Ahmed Ghazi, Robot Assisted Surgery/Urologic Oncology/Kidney Stone Disease
  • Jean Joseph, Robot Assisted Surgery/Urologic Oncology
  • Jeanne O’Brien, Male Infertility/General Urology
  • Hani Rashid, Robot Assisted Surgery/Urologic Oncology
  • Gareth Warren, Incontinence/ED/Reconstructive Surgery
  • Guan Wu, Robot Assisted Surgery/Urologic Oncology
  • William Hulbert, Pediatric Urology
  • Jimena Cubillos, Pediatric Urology
  • Ronald Rabinowitz, Pediatric Urology

Divisional Web-site:

https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/urology.aspx

Vascular Surgery: 

Sites of Service: 

SMH, HH, Sawgrass, Cardiac Cath Lab, Clinic at 140 Canal View Blvd and HH

Types of Pathology Treated:

The Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Rochester provides comprehensive vascular care for patients with all stages and types of peripheral circulatory disease, from diagnosis and treatment to medical management of disease.  Our vascular surgeons specialize in open, hybrid, and minimally invasive endovascular procedures to diagnosis and treat aneurysms, blocked arteries, blood clots, varicose veins, as well as compromised blood flow to the brain, intestines, and kidneys.  Treatments for vascular disease depend on the type, location, and severity of the condition.

Typical Procedures/Operations Performed:

AAA Repair, Carotid Endartarectomy, Lower Extremity revascularization, Hemodialysis access surgery, Venous procedures, endovascular interventions. 

Physicians Working on Service:

  • Michael Stoner, MD – Chief Division of Vascular Surgery
  • Adam Doyle, MD
  • Roan Glocker, MD
  • Jennifer Ellis, MD
  • Kathleen Raman, MD

Divisional Website:  

https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/surgery/vascular.aspx