Operative Experience

Experiences are wide ranging, but vary according to the needs of patients at the time each resident is on service. Over the course of five years, a resident typically performs more than 1,200 operative procedures, including 350 major procedures during the fifth year. The following are an average of the major procedures for our graduating residents.

Category Avg at Gundersen Lutheran RRC Requirements
Head and Neck 36 24
Skin, Soft Tissue, Breast 66 25
G.I. 145 72
Abdomen 161 65
Liver 9 4
Pancreas 8 3
Vascular 97 44
Aorta 26 0
Endocrine 18 8
Trauma 23 10
Thoracic 38 15
Pediatrics 35 20
Plastics 11 5
Endoscopy 176 85
Laparoscopic, Basic 128 60
Laparoscopic, Complex 43 25
TOTAL AS CHIEF RESIDENT 329 150
TOTAL MAJOR OPERATIONS 1,247 750

Residents are exposed to a wide variety and a large number of laparoscopic procedures

 

Back to Top