University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

History

The Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at University Hospitals/Cleveland Medical Center is a nationally recognized program in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Our program has a strong tradition of training future leaders of Colon and Rectal Surgery. The training includes exceptional experience in abdominal surgery including re-operative pelvic surgery from rectal cancer to re-do ileopouch anal anastomoses. Fellows have an extremely strong experience in minimally invasive surgery including cutting edge techniques such as transanal mesorectal resections. At the same time, the Fellow has a strong experience in the basics of colon and rectal surgery including endoscopy, benign anorectal disease and pelvic floor.

Faculty Listing

Ronald Charles
Meagan Costedio
David Dietz
Sharon L. Stein
Emily Steinhagen

Recent Fellow Placement

Oschner Health Center, Baton Rouge
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Kentucky Health Care
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
University of Tennessee Medical Center

Recent Fellow Publications

Sharon Stein, MD
Meggi Lensman



meggi.lensman@uhhospitals.org
(216) 844-1323
(216) 844-8201

Number of Positions Offered:

  • Clinical: 1
  • Research: 1-2 research positions available annually

Accreditation Status
1

Next Scheduled (Self-Study) Visit

Case Numbers – Past Five Years

Abdominal Procedure 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18
Segmental Colectomy 99 108 113 106 97
Laparoscopic Resection 104 131 164 86 88
Low Anterior Resection 39 36 69 42 37
Abdominoperineal Resection 20 26 23 25 23
Proctocolectomy Total 12 12 11 18
Proctocolectomy w/Ileostomy 4 3 4 8
Proctocolectomy w/Ileoanal Reservoir 8 9 7 10 10
Prolapse Repair Total 11 16 15 12 15
Prolapse Repair Abdominal 8 13 7 4 8
Prolapse Repair Perineal 3 3 8 8 7
Stomas Total 100 105 8 142 102
Stomas Complications 9 7 23 6
Pelvic Dissections 72 75 103 85 71
Abdominal Procedure Total 289 267 340 315 283
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18
Proctoscopy/Anoscopy 101 65 102 86
Colonoscopy Total 141 157 149 147 153
Colonoscopy Diagnostic 93 119 105 107 87
Colonoscopy w/Intervention 48 38 44 40 66
Pelvic Floor Evaluation 36 18 19 16
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor Total 315 278 303 276
Anorectoal Procedure 13/14 14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18
Hemorrhoidectomy 31 39 33 22 20
Fistulotomy 33 39 24 38
Endorectal Advancement Flap
Fecal Incontinence Procedures 7 19 2 7 2
Internal Sphincterotomy 7 3 3 4
Transanal Excision 24 24 31 16 22
Anorectoal Procedure Total 143 150 148 171 160