Dr. Brian Steckel, MD

Dr. Brian Steckel, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(13)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Brian Steckel, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Albany, NY. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

319 S Manning Blvd Ste 310

Albany, NY 12208

Contact Information

(518) 438-2776

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Steckel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Anal Fissure
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Hemorrhoids
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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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

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Boston College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland, National University Of Ireland, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Baystate Med Ctr(Tufts Univ)
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Baystate Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • New England Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Steckel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Steckel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Steckel to family and friends
4.1
based on 13 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Steckel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Glenmont, NY |
Dr. Steckel pressured my 88-year-old father to have a colonoscopy, though he went in for hemorrhoids. With the thinning of the colon wall in the elderly, puncture risk is high, to say nothing of the problems of using anesthesia on the elderly. The staff was also rude, and unhelpful. My father is very kindly, and with-it mentally, and did nothing to deserve the rude treatment, which he got from staff in the office and on the telephone. I would not recommend for people over 50, if at all.
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Steckel accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Steckel has admitting privileges

Saint Peter's Hospital
315 S Manning Blvd
Albany, NY 12208
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Albany, NY 12204
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