Electrostimulation for Neurogenic Bowel & Bladder Management
Cesar Colasante-Garrido, MD
Attending Physician Syracuse VA & SUNY Upstate
Wednesday November 2, 2022
7:00 – 8:00 PM (EST)
About our Speaker:
Cesar Colasante-Garrido is a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Spinal Cord Injury Medicine physician. His residency and fellowship were completed at SUNY Upstate in New York. He performed his internship at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut and then worked in the Bronx at Jacobi Medical Center’s burn unit where he gained extensive knowledge in wound care management and reconstructive techniques. Prior to entering medical school, he worked in 3D modeling and design.
During his time in the burn unit, he developed a passion for rehabilitation. In particular, helping those that had undergone limb loss or loss-of-function due to burns or frostbites. In an effort to provide a quicker deliverable device that patients could train with and recover independence while waiting for a final prosthesis, 3D printing was used to develop 3D printed “hands”, thumb splints, and other upper limb prostheses. This then evolved to also helping patient with traumatic brain injury. One of such devices was the creation of a cosmetic helmet for a patient with cranial deformity. This process and findings were published in the PM&R journal, which is the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts, including “Current trends in 3D printing, bioprosthetic and tissue engineering in plastic and reconstructive surgery” published in the Current surgery reports journal. His work has been showcased nationally and internationally by news outlet such as ABC news.
His current research has expanded to use of neurostimulation to manage neurogenic bowel and bladder in patient with spinal cord injury, partaking in funded grants to use genital nerve stimulators and recently applying as PI for a grant to use electrical stimulation as a substitute for digital stimulation.
Besides his clinical duties, he currently performs as mentor for the Central New York Biotech Accelerator as well as participating in several projects with Syracuse University developing medical devices.