Local surgeon now a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 2:28 pm

Dr. Michael Oakley, MD, FACS, of St. Lawrence Surgery in Ogdensburg and Canton was recently sworn in as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons during the annual clinical congress in Boston, Mass.Dr. Michael Oakley

Becoming a fellow of the ACS signifies that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competency, and ethical conduct have passed evaluation and are consistent with the standards established and demanded by the college.

Dr. Oakley joined St. Lawrence Surgery in 2016 after completing his surgical residency at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse and his medical training at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore.

The letters F.A.C.S. (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name are a further indication of a physician's qualifications. Surgeons who become Fellows of the College have passed a comprehensive evaluation of their surgical training and skills; they also have demonstrated their commitment to high standards of ethical conduct. This evaluation is conducted according to national standards that were established to ensure that patients receive the best possible surgical care.

Oakley is engaged in the full time practice of general surgery, specializing in minimally invasive robotic procedures, endoscopy and dialysis access surgery.

His offices are with St. Lawrence Surgery at 305 Main St. in Ogdensburg and 39 W. Main St. in Canton. Info: 315-393-2611.