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General Surgery Electives at NSLIJHS

General Surgery
Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Course Director:

Corrado Marini, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery

Students are given broad exposure to diagnosis of the surgical patient including pre- and post-operative care and management of complications. The students are under the supervision of the resident and attending staff. Their program includes history and physical examinations, routine diagnostic and therapeutic ward procedures, scrubbing in the operating room and participation in the post-operative care. These activities are closely supervised in order to maximize their educational benefit. Students attend scheduled departmental conferences and have daily seminars on previously assigned topics. They are also encouraged to do in-depth analysis of specific subjects in surgery to broaden their exposure. They attend morning and evening House Staff rounds and are on call for emergencies every third night. A full-time attending is designated as the preceptor and holds frequent conferences to guide the student and evaluate his or her progress.

The interpersonal relationship of doctor and patient is emphasized and the importance of empathy and psychological support of the patient is stressed. The result is a core of knowledge and an understanding of surgical practice on which the student can build a solid base for further work in the field of Surgery.
 

Sub-Internship in General Surgery
North Shore University Hospital

Sponsor:

Brian Pinard, MD

During this elective, the student will be assigned as a sub-intern on the general surgical services. Particular stress will be placed on the pre- and post-operative evaluations and management of surgical patients; ample operative experience is provided. Student will attend and participate in departmental teaching conferences.
 

Sub-Internship in Minimally Invasive Surgery
North Shore University Hospital

Sponsor: 

George DeNoto, MD

This elective offers training in the skills laboratory and clinical experience in a variety of laporoscopic procedures. Weekly departmental conferences and office experience are offered.
 

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Course Director:

Lyle Leipziger, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

This elective introduces the student to the basic principles and techniques of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery including the multidisciplinary diagnostic planning and treatment of burns. The student will attend and participate in the General Plastic Surgery Clinic and the Hand Surgery Clinic. The student will observe and scrub on operative procedures performed on the Plastic Surgical Service. Admissions are seen by the students who make presentations on rounds to the attending plastic surgeon. Attendance at Cleft Palate and Head and Neck Tumor Conferences is also encouraged.
 

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
North Shore University Hospital

Sponsor:

Lyle Leipziger, MD

This elective is presented to introduce the student to the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The student will be exposed to a large variety of in-patient and out-patient plastic and reconstructive surgical conditions. Opportunity to participate in the operative experience of numerous plastic surgeons will be available. Regular conferences with the plastic surgical attendings will be scheduled.
 

Vascular Surgery
Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Course Director:

Glenn Faust, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

This four-week clinical experience provides a deeper exposure to Peripheral Vascular Surgery for medical students after they have completed their required Clerkship in Surgery. Patient exposure is accomplished through rounds on the in-patient service and attendance at the very busy Peripheral Vascular Clinic. Physiologic evaluation of the patients' vascular disease is stressed via the non-invasive Vascular Laboratory where the student will observe, perform and interpret both arterial and venous studies performed in a clinical setting and correlate them, where appropriate, with angiographic findings. The student will participate in vascular operations performed on the service including the management of arterial, venous and lymphatic disease of both the upper and lower extremities.
 

Sub-Internship in Vascular Surgery
North Shore University Hospital

Sponsor:

K.V. Krishnasastry, MD

This elective is designed to provide the student with exposure to the diagnosis and management of all aspects of peripheral vascular disease. During this rotation, the student will learn about the medical and surgical management of peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous disease, cartoid artery disease and abdominal aortic and peripheral aneurysms. The student will learn about the role of non-invasive vascular testing and learn to interpret angiograms. The student will also participate in daily rounds with the surgical house staff and vascular fellow to learn about pre- and post-operative care of vascular patients. Participation in the operating room will provide exposure to a variety of vascular surgical procedures, including peripheral bypass procedures, carotid endaterectomy, resection of abdominal aortic aneurysms, amputations and hemodialysis access procedures.

In addition, participation in faculty office hours will provide exposure to the out-patient management of vascular diseases. A weekly vascular conference with out-patient management of vascular diseases. A weekly vascular conference with the attendings and surgical house staff provides additional opportunities for learning about peripheral vascular disease.

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