Dr. Aaron Rickles completed his fellowship training in Colon & Rectal Surgery at the largest training program in the nation at Cleveland Clinic Florida after a notable and highly regarded residency in General Surgery at the University of Rochester. He graduated with honors in physics and a minor in biochemistry from the University of California – Santa Barbara. Dr. Rickles received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin prior to moving to Rochester.
Dr. Rickles furthered his interest in Colon and Rectal Surgery during three years of research at the University of Rochester. He was one of the first residents to train and graduate from the Surgical Health Outcomes and Research Enterprise at the University of Rochester and received his Masters in Public Health during that time. With a focus on cancer survival and improvement in patient outcomes following surgery, Dr. Rickles has presented his research at numerous national and international surgical conferences. He was honored to present his research during the Best Research For Residents and Fellows session at the Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract conference.
Following fellowship Dr. Rickles was invited to the prestigious position of clinical associate for Dr. Wexner at the Cleveland Clinic Florida. This position is only offered to one to two fellows nationally. As Dr. Wexner’s associate, Dr. Rickles received advanced skills in complex minimally invasive surgery of the colon and rectum for cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, complex fistulas, reoperative surgery, diverticulitis, and rectal prolapse.
Dr. Rickles is board-certified in General Surgery and is board-eligible in Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons.
His interests include minimally invasive and transanal surgical approaches to benign and malignant conditions of the colon and rectum, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis care, restoring bowel continuity, stoma and peristomal complications, complex fistula disease. He has experience in diverticulitis treatments (including nonsurgical) and anorectal disease.
Dr. Rickles, his wife Dr. Anne Huber and their son are excited to be returning to the Rochester area, in the community that they love.