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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
  • Peter Prieto, MD

Divisional Website: 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 Website: 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 Website: 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 Website: 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 and 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 and 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 website: 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

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 Website:  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 Website: 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
  • 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 Website: 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 Website: 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