Dr. Cirocco is Professor of Surgery and Program Director of the Colorectal Surgery Residency Training Program at The Ohio State...Read More
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Chronic Ulcerative Colitis
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Restorative Proctocolectomy (Ileal Pouch-Anal Procedures)
Distal Colorectal Anastomoses
Distal Coloanal Anastomoses (avoid permanent stoma)
The Altemeier Procedure (Perineal Proctectomy)
Rectal Cancer Surgery following Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy
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Graduated in 1985
Completed in 1986
Completed in 1990
Completed in 1991
Graduated in 1981
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Dr. Cirocco is Professor of Surgery and Program Director of the Colorectal Surgery Residency Training Program at The Ohio State University College of Medicine with privileges at University Hospital and The James Cancer Hospital (Wexner Medical Center). He started his career in academia in New York City at the State University of New York (SUNY)- Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn (SUNY-Downstate Medical Center) in Brooklyn, New York where he was involved in early attempts at preoperative staging of rectal cancer using transrectal ultrasound as part of a multidisciplinary approach including the use of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy - the biggest single advance in the management of rectal cancer in the past 25 years, combined with advanced surgical techniques has resulted in improved outcomes of rectal cancer surgery such as lower rates of recurrence, increased rates of sphincter preservation and even improvements in long-term survival. Dr. Cirocco took these advances back to the Midwest to Kansas City and has gone on to publish a personal series of patients in a non-academic community hospital setting with outcomes comparable to published results from tertiary care centers and multi-institutional trials (e.g. ACOSOG Z6051). He has returned to an academic setting at OSU, joining the Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery to initiate and become program director of an ACGME accredited colorectal surgery residency training program which will begin in August 2016.
Dr. Cirocco strives to provide cutting edge techniques for the care and management of patients with disorders and diseases specific to the colon, rectum and anus with a special emphasis on advanced surgical approaches to avoid a permanent colostomy for patients with rectal cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease such as Chronic Ulcerative Colitis (CUC) and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) including coloanal anastomoses for patients with very low rectal cancers and ileal pouch-anal anastomoses (IPAA) for patients with CUC or FAP. Furthermore, he has published in-depth analyses and review of outcomes of colorectal surgical interventions for rectal cancer and rectal prolapse in the hopes of improving the current state-of-the-art care for these patients via publications in respected journals and influence via regional surgical societies (Central, Western and Midwest Surgical Associations) and national surgical societies (American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, American College of Surgeons) and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (Senior Examiner and Associate Member of the Written Examination Committee).