During your surgery rotations you work directly with the surgeons, participating in inpatient care, surgery, and outpatient clinics. Our residency program works with Mid Illini Surgical Associates (MISA), which is a group of dedicated physicians and educators.
You are the first assistant for most surgeries, which will enhance your surgical skills. During your rotations, you will see various disease pathology in general surgery. You will see a diverse population of patients before and after procedures of general surgery, including laparascopic surgery, appendectomy, cholecystectomy, hernia repairs, colonoscopies, hemorrhoid banding, colorectal surgery, care of lesions, excisions, mole removal, and spider vein treatment. You will also gain experience observing other surgical subspecialties, including vascular surgery and bariatric surgery.