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Case Logs Update

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 2020.

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

25

72

Breast  40 78
Mastectomy 5 54
 Axila 5 23
Head and Neck

25

38

Alimentary Tract

180

442

 Esophagus 5 31.5
 Stomach 15 68
 Small Intestine 25 63
 Large Intestine 40 102
Appendix  40 93
Anorectal  20 65
Abdominal

250

619

Biliary  85 236
Hernia  85 236
Liver

5

16

Pancreas

5

13

Vascular

50

89

Access  10 43
Anastomosis, Repair, or Endarterectomy  10 23
Endocrine

15

23

Thyroid or Parathyroid  10 18
Trauma (operative)

10

31

Trauma (non-operative)

20

50

 Resuscitations as Team Leader 10 26
Thoracic

20

38

 Thoracotomy 5 15
Pediatric Surgery

20

27

Plastic Surgery

10

28

Laparoscopic (basic)

100

331

Laparoscopic (complex)

75

259

Endoscopy

85

116

Upper Endoscopy

35

53

Colonoscopy

50

69

Total Major

850

1,421

Chief Year Major Cases

250

390

Teaching Assistant Cases  25 42

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