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Henry Ford Hospital

Henry Ford Hospital | ASCRS

Program Director: 
Surya P.M. Nalamati, MD
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202
United States
(313) 916-2497
(313) 916-4032

Number of Residents (per year): 1

Number of Faculty (ABCRS): 5 certified

Salary/Year: $65,287

University Affiliation: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Case Mix/Number of Cases: The Colon and Rectal Surgery Division performs over 3,500 fiber optic endoscopic procedures a year, which includes over 1,850 colonoscopies. On average, 500 abdominal colon cases are performed. Approximately 600 anorectal procedures are performed a year.

Strengths of Program: A large referral base provides the Colon and Rectal resident with an opportunity to care for patients afflicted with a broad spectrum of pathology. Significant exposure to minimally invasive procedures including laparoscopy, robotic surgery and TaTme procedures. All training in endoscopy is done within the Division. Continuity of surgical care is strongly emphasized. Henry Ford Inflammatory Bowel Disease clinic assures adequate exposure to management of IBD patient population.

Clinic and/or Office Experience: The resident has clinic responsibilities two days a week. Additional time is spent for endoscopic procedures and ambulatory surgery.

Interaction with General Surgery Residents: One PGY 1 and one PGY 5 general surgery residents 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.

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.

Anorectal Physiology: Available studies include anal manometry, EMG, defecography and endorectal ultrasound.

Outside Rotations: Not Available.

Research Year: Not Available.

Requirement for Paper: The resident is expected to submit a paper for a national meeting and prepare a paper for publication.

Opportunity to Attend Meetings: The resident is encouraged to attend the ASCRS annual meeting and travel stipend is provided. A presentation at an approved meeting would also be funded. Travel stipend also is provided for APDCRS robotic course.