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Alexis L. Grucela, MD

  • Specialties: Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-0584
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Co-Developer of Robotic Technique to Harvest Rectal Lining for Urologic Reconstruction
Director
Colon and Rectal Fellowship, NYU School of Medicine
Performed
160+ Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgeries

About Me

During my undergraduate studies, I was an emergency medical technician and firefighter and I loved being able to help people. I realized that I wanted to be more involved with patient care, and this, combined with my lifelong interest in science, led to my pursuit of medicine. I was drawn to the specialty of colorectal surgery because it allows me to provide my patients with positive, tangible results, and in many cases, immediate relief.

At NYU Langone, I specialize in robotic and minimally invasive surgery. My patients come to me with various conditions, including colorectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, fissures, hemorrhoids, and diverticulitis.

Whenever possible, I use robotic techniques, which allow me to treat patients with the smallest possible incisions and minimal scarring. Robotic surgery also allows people to recover and resume their normal lives more quickly. I always try to be conservative in my treatment approach, and in some cases I’m able to provide people with nonsurgical treatments.

When I work with patients, I treat them as if they were family members. I spend a lot of time with my patients—I make sure to explain their treatment options, draw diagrams to help them understand, answer questions, and inform them about what to expect after surgery. If people entrust me with their care, I want to honor this trust by putting them at ease and providing them with as much information as possible. I have a good rapport with my patients and I enjoy getting to know them and building relationships.

In additional to my clinical role, I am the program director for NYU Langone’s colon and rectal surgery fellowship and I am the director for resident robotic surgery training. I conduct research on robotic surgical outcomes for patients who have inflammatory bowel disease. Additionally, I lecture at national meetings on many topics, including robotic colorectal surgery.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • colon cancer
  • rectal cancer
  • colorectal cancer
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • familial adenomatous polyposis
  • ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • anal cancer
  • diverticulitis
  • colon polyp
  • colonic diverticulosis
  • rectocele
  • rectovaginal fistula
  • rectal prolapse
  • anorectal abscess
  • ileostomy
  • pelvic prolapse
  • hemorrhoids
  • anal warts
  • anal fistula
  • colonic fistula
  • anal fissure
  • ischemic colitis
  • gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumor
  • bloodless
  • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
  • pilonidal cyst
  • abdominal tumor
  • stomach cancer
Treatments
  • colorectal surgery
  • robotic assisted surgery
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • cancer surgery
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • abdomen surgery
  • hemorrhoidectomy
  • colostomy

Credentials

Positions
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery - Colon & Rectal Surgery, 2012
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2011
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Colon/Rectal Surgery, 2011
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York, NY), Surgery (Gen), 2010
  • MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2005
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