Dr. William Cirocco, MD

Dr. William Cirocco, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. William Cirocco, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Columbus, OH and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Wayne State University in 1985 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery.Read his story

410 W 10th Ave # N711

Columbus, OH 43210

Contact Information

(614) 293-6775

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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more than 86% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
more than 74% of peers
Crohn's Disease
more than 56% of peers

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Dr. Cirocco's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cirocco "Dr. Cirocco is Clinical Professor of Surgery and Program Director of the Colon & Rectal Surgery Residency at The Ohio State University with privileges at University Hospital and The James Cancer Hospital (OSU Wexner Medical Center). He started his career in academia in New York City at the State University of New York - Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn (SUNY-Downstate Medical Center) where he was involved in early attempts at preoperative staging of rectal cancer using transrectal ultrasound as part of a multidisciplinary approach that included preoperative (neoadjuvant) chemoradiotherapy. This multidisciplinary neoadjuvant approach to rectal cancer has been the biggest advance in the management of rectal cancer in the past 30 years and combined with advanced surgical techniques (Total Mesorectal Excision (TME)) has resulted in improved outcomes of rectal cancer resection such as decreased rates of recurrence, increased rates of sphincter preservation (decreased need for permanent colostomy) and even improvement in survival. Dr. Cirocco took these advances back to the Midwest (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-institution 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 the OSU ACGME-accredited Colon & Rectal Surgery Residency which began January 15, 2016. He is involved in regional surgical societies and is currently President of the Midwest Surgical Association and Secretary/Treasurer of the Ohio Valley Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. He is also actively involved in national surgical societies, including Member-at-Large of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons' (ASCRS) Executive Council, the Self-Assessment Committee and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Committee. He sits on the editorial board of the journal, Techniques in Coloproctology and the ASCRS' official journal, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (DCR). He was the first recipient of the ASCRS' Victor W. Fazio, MB, MS Award for Editorial Excellence and was named DCR "Star Reviewer" for 2017. Dr. Cirocco also a Senior Examiner for the American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery and an Associate Member of the ABCRS' Written Examination Committee."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cirocco "Dr. Cirocco provides cutting edge treatment with a special emphasis on advanced surgical approaches to avoid a permanent colostomy including coloanal anastomotic techniques for very distal rectal cancer or restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) for either Chronic Ulcerative Colitis or Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. He has published his outcomes, in-depth, of colorectal operations including rectal resection following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer and the Altemeier procedure for rectal prolapse. He is involved in regional (Central and Midwest Surgical Associations, Ohio Valley Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons) and national societies (American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), American College of Surgeons), American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery (Senior Examiner/Member- Written Examination Committee) and is an editorial board member of Techniques in Coloproctology and the ASCRS' official journal, Diseases of the Colon & Rectum"
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1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

13  Conditions Treated

6  Procedures

  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Restorative Proctocolectomy With Ileal-Anal J Pouch

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Wayne State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Wayne State University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • St John Hospital And Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • St John Hospital And Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Saint Vincent Health Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Charles G. Johnston Award- Clinical Research, 1989
  • ASCRS' Victor W. Fazio Award for Editorial Excellence, 2007
Media & Publications

Dr. Cirocco has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cirocco's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cirocco to family and friends
19 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Cirocco's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Zero bedside manner, luckily his CNP was helpful. I would never return to this office or recommend him to anyone.
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VERY BAD ATTITUDE , he made me wait 45 min , then without explanation he referred me to surgery, he did not even let me ask him questions. very unfriendly, condescending, i had the same impression about him 2 years ago during my first visit, but this time i was able to validate my first...more
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Careless examination. Careless suggestions. Made matter worse. Refused to do second exam despite patient expressing worry that he missed something. A second opinion elsewhere validated that the second exam was necessary. Avoid. Seriously made my issue worse because of his negligence, apathy, and...more
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Awful. I took my mother there to have a surgery consultation. We ended up virtually walking out of the appointment. He asked her the same question MULTIPLE times, which was the first red flag. So, basically he asked her repeatedly if she had a family history of colon cancer. Each time she said...more
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Dr. Cirocco only cares about doing surgery compared to the care of the patient. I had a 5+ hour colectomy surgery with him and wasn't doing better. Since I was 18 he thought I was being wimpy and wouldn't help with pain anymore. He passed me on to the GI and said, come back when I can do a...more
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