Associated Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ACRS) is an university affiliated practice, committed to the highest standards for diagonosis and treatment for diseases of the colon and rectum. The practice consists of only surgeons who have been board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.>> Learn More About ACRS
Residency training in colon and rectal surgery is one year although a few programs offer an optional laboratory or research year. Certification by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery requires prior certification by the American board of Surgery (ABS). Therefore, with few exceptions, applicants for residency training programs in colon and rectal surgery must complete an approved residency in general surgery and be eligible for examination by the ABS.
In 1969, Dr. Eugene Salvati and Dr. Robert Rubin created the first and to this day, the only colon and rectal surgery training program in the state of New Jersey. Currently, there are roughly 50 similar programs throughout the United States. To date the program is one of the largest sources of surgeons in the country who are certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery.