The Spectrum Health/Michigan State University Colorectal Surgery Fellowship is a one year ACGME accredited program that accepts two fellows each year. The Ferguson Clinic colorectal surgery program started in 1929. Throughout the course of the year, both fellows work closely with the colon and rectal surgery faculty and physician assistants, as well as rotating general surgery residents and medical students. Our program is committed to providing a broad clinical experience to the fellow with an emphasis on academics and research with the ever evolving understanding of disease processes, enhanced technological advances and multidisciplinary approaches to disease processes with quality and safety at the forefront.
The educational goals of the program are to provide a large clinical volume of encounters in the field of colon and rectal surgery and to improve the knowledge and skills of the fellows. We provide a full spectrum of colorectal surgery. Opportunities include, patient evaluation and management, critical decision making, endoscopy and operative skills, clinical research, educational and teaching opportunities within a structured program and dedicated didactic conferences.
The varied faculty backgrounds provide a great training education. We have three dedicated colorectal surgery PAs who assist with patient care daily so the fellows can concentrate on educational experiences. Graduates of the program complete their clinical year with a broad range of clinical experience, research and have consistently been competent to ease into clinical practice, both in academia and private practice jobs.
Martin Luchtefeld, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Recent Fellow Placement
2017-2018-Community position in Canada, community position in Wisconsin
Recent Fellow Publications
Recent research activity
Bernescu I, Reichstein AC, Luchtefeld M, Ogilvie JW. Does CD10 expression predict lymph node metastasis in colorectal cancer? Dis Colon Rectum 2016; 59:22-27. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26651108
Kimiz SW, Livingston AJ, Luchtefeld MA, Brede CM, Noyes SL, Lane BR. "My bladder is hanging out of my anus": Successful management of first reported case of male transanal bladder prolapse. Urol Case Rep 2015;4:17-19.
Jrebi, NY, Hefty M, Jalouta T, Ogilvie JW, Davis AT, Asgeirsson T, Luchtefeld MA. High Definition Colonoscopy Increases Adenoma Detection Rate. Surg Endosc. 2016 Jan;31(1):78-84.
Genetic Predictors for Neoplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- the beginning or end of screening for colitis-related neoplasia? Nadir Edmon Adam, Golriz Asefi, Sheryl Alberta, Cong Liu, Amanda Thompson, James Ogilvie, Martin Luchtefeld
Has the switch to Ligasure Hemorrhoidectomy made any difference? Tarek Jalouta, Martin Luchtefeld, James Ogilvie
Rebecca Hoedema, MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS
Number of Positions Offered:
Next Scheduled (Self-Study) Visit
Case Numbers – Past Five Years
|Low Anterior Resection||53||31||50|
|Proctocolectomy w/Ileoanal Reservoir||5||11||7|
|Prolapse Repair Total||21||26||20|
|Prolapse Repair Abdominal||12||17||14|
|Prolapse Repair Perineal||9||9||6|
|Abdominal Procedure Total||279||209||273|
|Pelvic Floor Evaluation||18||17||19|
|Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor Total||355||293||284|
|Endorectal Advancement Flap||2||2||3|
|Fecal Incontinence Procedures||12||4||3|
|Anorectoal Procedure Total||190||193||118|