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Welcome Dr. Aaron Rickles, MD to Rochester Colon & Rectal Surgeons

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Aaron Rickles, MD to the team at Rochester Colon & Rectal Surgeons, P.C. He had completed his fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida which is the largest training program in the nation. He also held a notable residency in General Surgery at the University of Rochester. Among other honors, Dr. Aaron Rickles, MD will be a great member of our team to provide excellent care for our patients. 

Get a Checkup During National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

I am really looking forward to my colonoscopy,” said no one ever.

Let’s face it; a colonoscopy ranks right up there with a root canal for least favorite necessary evil. The good news is that some of the prep has improved in the last few years, and there are new less invasive screenings available. If caught early enough, colon cancer can be treated and cured.

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Fall 2018 J-Pouch Support Group Meeting

Presenter: Chris DeNucci, MD

One Foot in Front of the Other: Ultra-running with a J-Pouch

Join us for a discussion with Dr. DeNucci as he describes his active lifestyle as an ultra marathoner with a J-Pouch. He will join us for a videoconference from San Francisco and talk about the challenges and rewards of running in long-distance competitions with a J-Pouch. 

This meeting is open to the public. 

If you have had any stage of the J-Pouch surgery or are considering it, please join us to learn all about the experience of life after J-Pouch surgery. 

Tuesday November 20th at 6:30 PM

Webster Public Library

980 Ridge Road

Webster, NY 14580

J-Pouch Support Group Event

Spring 2017 J-Pouch Support Group Meeting

Dr. Stephen Rauh will present:
“Restorative Proctocolectomy – the J-pouch Procedure:
Images and Videos”

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 6pm – 7pm

Webster Public Library
980 Ridge Road Webster, NY 14580

This meeting is open to the public.
It is informal, held in a relaxed setting, and is informative. If you have had any stage of the J-Pouch surgery or are considering it, please join us to learn all about the experience of life after J-Pouch surgery!

Light refreshments will be served.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Providers and staff from Rochester Colon and Rectal Surgeons, P.C. and Rochester General Hospital will be available to answer your questions.

Spring J Pouch Support group

The RCRS J pouch support group will meet on April 25th 2016

Location: Webster Library, NY, 14580

Time: 7pm – 8pm

Topic: “Treatment Options for Pouchitis”


This is a casual meeting, friends and family members are welcome.

Questions are encouraged. Light refreshments will be offered.

Hope to see you soon!


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Early Screening is Essential to the Prevention of Colon and Rectal Cancers. Early screening can also affect the Cure Rate of Colon and Rectal Cancers.

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly occurring cancer in the USA and nearly five percent of Americans will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime. At any time, over one million Americans are currently living with colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, with over 56,000 people expected to die from this disease each year.

However, it is a preventable and very curable disease if caught early.

Because there are often no symptoms when it is first developing, colorectal cancer can only be caught early through regular screening.

The possibility of curing patients after symptoms develop is only 50%, but if colorectal cancer is found and treated at an early stage before symptoms develop, the opportunity to cure it is 80% or better.

Most colon cancers start as non-cancerous growths called polyps. If these polyps are found early, while they are still non-cancerous, they can be removed and the cancer may be prevented. Major surgery can usually be avoided, as well.

Colorectal surgeons are experts in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of colon and rectal problems and play an instrumental role in the effective screening, prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer. Studies have shown that patients treated by colorectal surgeons are more likely to survive colorectal cancer because of their advanced training and the large number of colon and rectal disease surgeries they perform.

At RCRS we offer colonoscopies in our convenient outpatient procedure centers, often at lesser cost compared to colonoscopies in the hospital setting. Female and Male providers are available for colorectal cancer screening.

Call us to learn more or to arrange for a pre colonoscopy visit.