Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

New Advances in Colorectal Surgery: Minimally Invasive Sphincter Sparing Surgery

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, November 01, 2012

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Fl Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Alexis Grucela, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Trained at leading institutions in inflammatory bowel disease, Dr. Alexis Grucela has research interests in the areas of IBD, laparoscopic surgery, colorectal surgical education, benign anorectal disease, and colorectal cancer.  She has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals in these areas, has given numerous presentations at national meetings such as the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and has received four presentation awards from The New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. She is dedicated to resident education and was recently named Assistant Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at Einstein/Montefiore.  

Dr. Grucela is board certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery.  Her clinical practice focuses on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, as well as colorectal cancer, benign anorectal, and colorectal disease.  She enjoys applying minimally invasive techniques to all aspects of colorectal surgery. 

Dr. Grucela received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, performed her internship and residency in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and completed her fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  She joined Einstein/Montefiore as an assistant professor of surgery in August 2011.  

After attending this activity, participants will: 

  • Understand general pathophysiology of ulcerative colitis (UC) and familial ademomatous polyposis (FAP)
  • Understand the indications for surgery in ulcerative colitis
  • Understand surgical options for ulcerative colitis and FAP including ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) 
  • Have insight into management options for early rectal cancers including local excision
  • Have exposure to types of local excision options for rectal masses such as transanal excision and TAMIS (Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery)

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Department of Medicine

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