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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
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."
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"
Colon & Rectal Surgery
2 Board Certifications
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*