Operative Experience

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With 23 major and 4 minor operating rooms, and a surgical volume of over 15,000 major cases per year at Good Samaritan Hospital alone, our chief residents graduate with no deficiencies in the number of procedures required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in defined categories.  Starting in 2009 the ACGME mandated recording of colonoscopy and upper endoscopy procedures separately, instead of lumping them together under endoscopy.  Below is the average number of procedures for the graduating chiefs of 2017.

Procedure Name ACGME Number of Required
Cases Upon Graduation
Average Number of Procedures
Upon Graduation
Skin, Soft tissue, Breast

25

101

Head and Neck

24

35

Alimentary Tract

72

334

Abdominal

65

482

Liver

4

11

Pancreas

3

5

Vascular

44

117

Endocrine

8

20

Trauma (operative)

10

18

Trauma (non-operative)

20

50

Thoracic

15

24

Pediatric

20

25

Plastic

5

21

Laparoscopic (basic)

60

259

Laparoscopic (complex)

25

183

Endoscopy

85

133

Upper Endoscopy

35

44

Colonoscopy

50

85

Total Major

750

1,182

Total Chief

150

266

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