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Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

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Colorectal Program

The colorectal program at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) has assembled a multidisciplinary team of experts to review patient’s conditions and make recommendations for the best tailored treatment for each individual. The program offers innovative therapies in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and expert surgeons all in one location. The BGMC team strives to deliver outstanding care to each individual while at the same time advancing their health.

In Buffalo General’s new, state-of-the-art endoscopic suites and renovated ORs, dedicated teams consisting of board certified gastroenterologists, medical and radiation oncologists, and colorectal surgeons make it possible to diagnose and treat patients to optimize quality outcomes and restore health.

Unique Approach

Hundreds of colorectal surgeries and procedures are performed each year at Buffalo General Medical Center. Our program is defined by quality and patient satisfaction and hinges on the expertise of its board certified gastroenterologists and surgeons. The concept of having a program versus a doctor, provides the patient with a team of professionals who evaluate each patient and determine the best care pathway for the individual to yield optimal outcomes. We leverage cutting-edge robotic technology, the da Vinci robot, to provide far greater precision, flexibility and control than a human hand.

Robotic Surgery imageRobotic Surgery Benefits

Improved accuracy, steadiness, and control in making incisions and soft tissue manipulation

Reduced post-operative and colon soft tissue infections

Fewer complications

Less blood loss, scaring and pain, smaller incisions

Shorter time spent in the hospital and quicker general recovery

Conditions We Treat

The colorectal team is highly specialized in diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions, including:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Chronic constipation
  • Anorectal diseases (hemorrhoids, fistulas, etc.)

Procedures Performed

  • Ileoanal pouch
  • Bowel resection/stricturoplasty
  • Rectal surgery with and without permanent colostomy/ colonic pouch (for rectal cancer)
  • Stomas (Ileostomy, colostomy)
  • Surgery for chronic constipation
  • Anorectal surgery (hemorrhoidectomy, repair anal sphincter, fistulectomy)
  • Screening colonoscopy

Why choose us?

Our physicians, nurses and technicians are the best trained and skilled in WNY. We pride ourselves on restoration of health and compassionate care driven by best practice collaboration.


Buffalo General Medical Center Colorectal Surgeons

Mark Falvo, MDMark Falvo, MD
1150 Youngs Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
 (716) 636-9004

John Ortolani, MD 

100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
 (716) 859-1175


Jeffrey Visco, MDJeffrey Visco, MD
4955 North Bailey Avenue
Amherst, NY 14226
 (716) 857-8751

For more information, please call (716) 859-CARE (2273).

To make an appointment, please call (716) 859-2175.