Welcome to Rochester Colon & Rectal Surgeons, P.C.

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Rochester Colon-Rectal Surgeons, P.C. is a group of surgical colon-rectal specialists committed to caring for people with problems of the intestinal tract. Our expertise includes the treatment of tumors/cancers of the colon, rectum and anus, diverticulosis/ diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis (including J pouch surgery), anorectal problems (hemorrhoids, fissure, abscess, fistula, and warts, fecal incontinence). Preventative care is important to our group and we offer screening options that can help prevent colorectal and anal cancers.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

5 Stars

Dec 13, 2023

Can't say enough about the staff and doctor. A special thank you to nurse Emily who made my IV sedation possible when I have very difficult times with IV placement. She did an excellent job and was very calming. would highly recommend the doctor and staff.
5 Stars

Dec 13, 2023

Colonoscopy. Great experience from intake thru completed procedure. Dr. Rickels and his team of Mike RN, Colleen RN, and Mike Tech. Dr. Rickels gently convinced me to schedule the procedure. He countered my concerns with understanding, compassion and I scheduled. His team were very welcoming and comforting. They worked well as a team from prepping, during procedure and discharge. I highly recommend Dr. Rickles and his team if you have any gastrointestinal issues!
5 Stars

Oct 4, 2023

Dr Ognibene was wonderful.04He went over everything thoroughly and I was never rushed. Every detail was explained. I felt great after my surgery.
5 Stars

Oct 1, 2023

I have nothing but praise for Dr. Steven Ognibene. A recent colonoscopy found a pre-cancerous polyp that required surgical removal. Dr. Ognibene was recommended by that doctor who said Dr. Ognibene was the only one he would trust. Upon meeting Dr. O, I was impressed by his easy going manner and straight forward approach. Using a diagram he explained his surgical plan, what I could expect, the type and placement of laparoscopic incisions, the usual duration of my hospital stay and the risks involved. Exactly what I was looking for. His warm, friendly manor put my wife and I, at ease and we came away from our meeting feeling relaxed and confident. The day of surgery, he talked to us prior to the operation and followed up when I was on recovery. He visited me every day until I was discharged three days later. Post surgically, I had no pain and was up and walking the next day. I highly recommend Dr. Ognibene for his obvious skill, great bedside manner and his confident and friendly attitude. I couldn't be happier with him and my experience. Should you need a similar operation, Dr. Ognibene should be your surgeon.
5 Stars

Sep 19, 2023

Excellent experience! The PA and her assistant were extremely professional and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and they took the time to answer my questions. I highly recommend them and will return.
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