SARANAC LAKE - Dr. Adam Abodeely, a member of the Adirondack Health Medical Staff since 2010, has earned his board certification with the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery..
Board certified colon and rectal surgeons are committed to the highest standards of care for patients having diseases affecting the intestinal system. In addition to having proficiency in the field of general surgery and fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery, colon and rectal surgeons have acquired specialized skills and knowledge with regard to the medical and surgical management of diseases of the intestinal tract, colon and rectum, anal canal and dermatological conditions affecting the anal area. Colon and rectal surgical specialists also have special skills in the performance of endoscopic procedures of the rectum and colon, and evaluation and management of pelvic floor disorders including bowel incontinence, constipation and pain syndromes.
A surgeon is only eligible to sit for board certification with the ABCRS after five years of an approved training program in general surgery, followed by an additional year of an approved colon and rectal surgery residency. This is followed by the written and oral examinations to determine if the surgeon will be officially board certified. Dr. Abodeely is already board certified in general surgery, which is an additional prerequisite for board certification with the ABCRS.
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Dr. Abodeely earned his bachelor of science degree from Siena College, and his medical degree from Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago in 2004. He completed his internship and residency in General Surgery through Brown University at Rhode Island Hospital. In 2010, Dr. Abodeely completed a year-long Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at the Rhode Island Colorectal Clinic.
Dr. Abodeely practices with Adirondack Surgical Group in Saranac Lake.
For a list of the conditions treated by Dr. Abodeely, log onto www.abodeelycolorectalsurgery.com.
Dr. Abodeely, along with his wife and daughter, reside in Saranac Lake. They specifically chose the Tri-Lakes region for its quality of life and abundance of outdoor activities. Their hobbies include running, hiking, boating, alpine and cross-country skiing.