Dr. Michael Patrick Del Rosario was born and raised on Long Island, NY. He grew up on the North Shore and attended public high school. Afterwards, he studied at Vassar College, located in Poughkeepsie, NY in the mid-Hudson Valley region. He spent his summers volunteering in the St. Francis Hospital ER while also performing research at the Undergraduate Research Summer Institute. He earned his B.A. in Chemistry with the senior thesis, “An in Vitro Study of Rate-Influencing Factors from E. Coli in Site-specific Bacteriophage Lambda Recombination”.
Postgraduate studies were taken up at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY. He earned his M.D. degree, graduating with a Commendation in Investigative Scholarship for research in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, “Surgical Prevention of Congestive Heart Failure”.
After medical school, Dr. Del Rosario completed his residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in Livingston, NJ. He served as resident and Chief Resident.
During his training, he developed a wide range of surgical skills for the treatment of hernias, liver tumours, colorectal & gastrointestinal tumours, head & neck disease, trauma, biliary tumours, kidney transplantation and morbid obesity. St. Barnabas is very progressive and on the forefront of advanced laparoscopic, or minimally invasive surgery, where smaller incisions are used to perform surgery. Dr. Del Rosario trained extensively in these procedures including laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, laparoscopic colon resection, and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity.
After completion of residency, Dr. Del Rosario pursued specialized training in the field of Colon & Rectal Surgery and completed a Fellowship at the University of Illinois, Department of Colorectal Surgery. During this time he gained comprehensive exposure to sophisticated techniques of managing colorectal cancer, including sphincter-sparing techniques for rectal cancer; inflammatory bowel disease, including pouch procedures; and anorectal pathology, including modern, less painful techniques for management of hemorrhoidal disease. Additional training was provided during a rotation under Dr. Victor Fazio through the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Del Rosario now practices at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and Shore Medical Center. His current areas of expertise include Colon & Rectal Surgery and General, Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery. In 2003, he was the first surgeon in South Jersey to perform laparoscopic colon resection, and then in 2011, he was the first surgeon in South Jersey to perform robotic colon resection with the daVinci robotic system.
He is dual Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is an instructor for Advanced Trauma and Life Support and on 09/11/2001 was Chief on site at Jersey City Medical Center where he directly cared for trauma victims of the World Trade Center attack. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Colorectal Surgeons. He is also an active member of SAGES. The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons is the leading professional society representing more than 4,000 surgeons who use endoscopy, laparoscopy, and robotics as an integral part of their treatment of patients.
His personal interests include raising a family and spending time along the waters of the South Jersey Shore. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Officer licence and enjoys SCUBA diving and fishing; he volunteers annually for charity surgical missions to third-world countries for the repair of cleft lip & palate defects. He is a strong advocate of patient education and frequently gives free seminars to the public on various topics from hemorrhoidal disease to gallbladder stones to colon cancer. He has spoken for Cancer Survivors at Gilda’s Club and has been interviewed on both Shore Memorial Hospital’s Health Today Show with Bill Elliot and Health Update with Robin Stoloff airing on TV NBC 40.
Minimally Invasive Surgeons of South Jersey
Dr. Michael P. Del Rosario, MD, FACS, FASCRS
76 W. Jimmie Leeds Road Suite #105
Galloway, NJ 08205