Dr. Brian Steckel, MD

Dr. Brian Steckel, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male | 50 years old

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Dr. Steckel specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery and practices in Albany, NY. He practices at 1 location.

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I've never been spoken to by a doctor as rudely and aggressively as I was spoken to by Dr. Steckel. In the 30 seconds he spent with me, I found him abrasive, belittling, rude, inconsiderate, and inappropriate. If I had a choice I would never go back to this office again.
Clifton Park, NY |
Dr. Steckel is an excellent colorectal Doctor/surgeon.
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Dr. Steckel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Dr. Steckel has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Settlement (9/27/2012)
    • Amount or Range: Above average
    • Nature of Complaint: County of event: Albany County, NY
    • State: New York
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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education

  • Medical School
    Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland, National University Of Ireland, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Baystate Med Ctr(Tufts Univ)

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Baystate Medical Center

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mt Sinai Med Center

    Completed in 2003

    New England Med Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Boston College

    Graduated in 1987

    Georgetown University

    Graduated in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy

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