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Dr. Rishi Balkissoon, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Balkissoon

Dr. Rishi Balkissoon, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Howard Univ Coll Of Med in 2009 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and reconstructive orthopedic surgery.


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I had a right hip replacement performed by Dr. Balkissoon five years after my left hip was replaced by another surgeon. Based on my earlier experience, I was expecting an arduous recovery and rehab. I couldn't have been more wrong. Dr. Balkissoon did a fabulous job and my recovery was smooth and rapid. Not only that, but he is a very caring practitioner who takes as much time to explain and discuss your questions as you need. I would recommend him without reservation.
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Dr. Balkissoon replaced my left hip three months ago. I quickly was able to walk, and by four weeks was slowly building distance. I already can ramble four to seven miles at a time. All I can say is “What he did really worked”.
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Dr. Balkissoon is a wonderful surgeon and patient advocate. He takes the time to explain things in detail and helps patients to understand all their options. He also lets patients ask questions and listens to them. He makes his patients feel comfortable and valued. He performed knee replacement surgery on me and I am finally pain free and able to do all of my favorite activities once again. I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Balkissoon and his NP Jayne Cooper. They are wonderf
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I originally saw Dr. Balkissoon when getting a second opinion and I am so glad that I did! At the other othro practice, I felt like the only thing the Dr wanted to do was operate. When I started seeing Dr. Balkissoon that all changed. Dr Balkissoon spent a lot of time with me educating me regarding why I was having pain and reviewing my options. Dr. Balkissoon always treated me like an individual and not just another patient that needed surgery. I am now pain free after a total hip replacement.
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Dr. Balkissoon is a very caring and skilled physician. I needed a knee replacement, and as I have Parkinson's, the surgery and recovery was complicated. Dr. Balkissoon did a fantastic job with the surgery, and he and his PA have been top notch through my recovery.
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I required a complete right hip replacement in May 2016, after 5 yrs+ of constant pain. From the very beginning I felt that Dr Balkissoon really cared...and he REALLY does!! His bedside manner is A+ By following his recommendations, I now have NO PAIN and full freedom of movement, with very few limitations. My husband and I are very happy, no, WE ARE DELIGHTED!! to have found such a competent a surgeon. Highly recommended: 5 stars.
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Dr. Balkissoon listens carefully to his patients and offers options to best fit their needs. I find him compassionate, caring and a very good communicator. I have the highest regard for his care.
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Biography

Dr. Rishi Balkissoon, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Howard Univ Coll Of Med in 2009 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and reconstructive orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2015
Rush University
Fellowship Hospital
2014
Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2009
Howard Univ Coll Of Med
Medical School
2015
2014
2009

Awards

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(585) 275-5321

Dr. Balkissoon accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Balkissoon's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balkissoon treats Osteoarthritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Balkissoon treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balkissoon treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Balkissoon treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balkissoon treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Balkissoon treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Balkissoon's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Highland Hospital

Rochester, NY