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Department of Surgery Residency Program

Staten Island University Hospital and its enlarging health care delivery system offer excellent clinical and academic opportunities to provide quality clinical care in a nurturing educational environment. The members of the Department of Surgery have succeed in producing Centers of Surgical Excellence and expertise in many areas including laparoendoscopic surgery, surgical oncology, trauma, burn and surgical critical care, bariatric surgery, minimally invasive cardiac and general thoracic surgery, and surgical research. The surgical training program was expanded to include a fully-accredited vascular fellowship program.

The completion of the Heart Tower in 2000 created a major on-campus center (center on campus) for the management of cardiac and vascular diseaseallowing for recent advances including minimally invasive procedures to be applied to our expanding patient base. The completion of the new Elizabeth A. Connelly Emergency and Trauma Center with the expansion of the number of emergency beds and trauma facilities makes this yet another addition to the level of patient care within state of the art facilities.

The construction of the Regina McGinn Educational and Conference Center is scheduled for completion in 2010 and will further project the Staten Island University Hospital to the forefront of venues for in-house training of residents and for holding local, regional, and national meetings in an environment conducive to learning. The Center will house a multipurpose simulation laboratory in addition to the usual conference rooms and class rooms.

Because of the changes in health care, there continues to be the need for competent, compassionate surgical care with ever increasing technical support. The population of Staten Island looks to the Staten Island University Hospital as the premier facility for the nearly one half million residents of the island. Evidence of this demand is the continued increase in surgical services provided at Staten Island University Hospital over the past few years. The increase in surgical cases has translated to over 18,000 cases done here annually. The Department of Surgery will continue its momentum in meeting the challenge to provide outstanding primary and tertiary surgical care in a cost efficient manner while maintaining advanced educational, academic and research programs.

The surgical department provides care in 24 operating room suites, including suites in the Heart Tower and the on-site Center for Ambulatory Surgery.

Staten Island University Hospital provides an extensive array of surgical care services:

      • Level 1 trauma center, 1500 major trauma cases and 90,000 emergency room visit annually
      • Laparoendoscopic Surgery including a postgraduate fellowship, Davinci Robot on site
      • Surgical Oncology
      Breast cancer
      Colorectal cancer
      Thoracic oncology
      • Bariatric Surgery
      • Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery
      • Microsugery
      • Pediatric Surgery
      General Surgery
      Burn
      Vascular Surgery, Including postgraduate fellowship
      Minimally Invasive procedures
      Endovascular surgery
      • General Thoracic Surgery

Advanced technology is utilized in all areas including laparoscopic surgery, microsurgery, endovascular surgery, laser surgery, imaged guided surgery and other minimally invasive surgical procedures.

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