Dr. William C. Cirocco, MD

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Dr. William C. Cirocco, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male

(614) 293-6775

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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).Read more

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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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in Columbus, OH |
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 "yes", then finally "yes, I've told you all of this already." He made no sense when explaining the procedure he wanted to do. It was the worst experience ever and we never went back.
in Defiance, OH |
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 surgery. A year later I found out that all of this pain was caused due to a hole left in the small bowel. Hear I wasn't a wimp but just simply septic... Thank God for the Cleveland Clinic! - Not Crohns
in Grove City, OH |
My experience was horrible. I was,the first appointment of the morning and he did not get into my room til 9:25. He could careless why I was there and then left in the middle of me talking to him. Worst experience ever. I recommend going to someone who doesn't have horrible bedside manner...extremely disappointed
in Piqua, OH |
Dr. Cirrocco was very much a blessing to our family. He was kind enough to answer all of my families questions with honesty. He took absolutely the best care for my mother and my family will cont. to say nothing but pleasant things about this humble man. -The Silver Crew :-)
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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Cirocco says..

Rectal Cancer

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Chronic Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn's Disease

Colon Cancer

Rectal Prolapse

Lynch Syndrome

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

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  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Pseudomembranous Colitis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Procedures Performed

Dr. Cirocco says..

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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  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Restorative Proctocolectomy With Ileal-Anal J Pouch

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Education

  • Medical School
    Wayne State University

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    St John Hospital And Medical Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    St John Hospital And Medical Center

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Saint Vincent Health Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    Wayne State University

    Graduated in 1981

Awards & Recognition

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

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Cirocco says...

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 began in  2016- 2017.

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Dr. Cirocco's Care Philosophy

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).

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Dr. Cirocco says...

Rectal Cancer

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Chronic Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn's Disease

Colon Cancer

Rectal Prolapse

Lynch Syndrome

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

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Dr. Cirocco says...

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