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The WellSpan York Hospital surgical resident’s operative experience is both diverse and well above the required minimum numbers reported by the Residency Review Committee (RRC). Below is a detailed chart showing the average number of operative cases broken down by defined categories for the residency program’s chief residents completing the program.  The average for total major operations is 1,259. 

Operative Category Average Number of Cases – WellSpan York Hospital RRC Minimum Requirements
Skin & Soft Tissue 93 25
Breast 72 40
     Mastectomy 33 5
     Axilla 18 5
Head and Neck 113 25
Alimentary Tract 310 180
     Esophagus 9 5
     Stomach 70 15
     Small Intestine 50 25
     Large Intestine 54 40
     Appendix 89 40
     Anorectal 40 20
Abdominal 415 250
     Biliary 158 85
     Hernia 158 85
     Liver 15 5
     Pancreas 6 5
Vascular 131 50
     Access 21 10
     Anastomosis, Repair, Exposure, or Endarterectomy 63 10
Endocrine 61 15
     Thyroid or parathyroid 60 10
Operative Trauma 31 10
Non-Operative Trauma 58 40
     Team Leader Resuscitation 11 10
Thoracic 71 20
     Open Thoracotomy 22 5
Pediatric 39 20
Plastic 32 10
Surgical Critical Care 46 40
Laparoscopic - Basic 247 100
Endoscopy 160 85
     Upper Endoscopy 63 35
     Colonoscopy 86 50
Laparoscopic - Complex 154 75
Total Major Cases 1259 850
     Surgeon Chief 402 200
     Teaching Asst. 47 25

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