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Posts by Rocco Ricciardi, MD


Rocco Ricciardi, MD, is a board-certified colorectal surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interests include surgical treatment of colorectal malignancies, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel diseases. He provides treatment options through robotics, endoscopic procedures and other minimally invasive techniques. He is involved in many research trials.

Dr. Ricciardi received his MD degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1996. He trained at University of Massachusetts and the University of Minnesota before joining Lahey Clinic's Department of Colon & Rectal Surgery in 2007. In 2013, he became the Chief Scientific Officer of Lahey Hospital.  In 2017, Dr. Ricciardi was appointed Chief of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Ricciardi has served as Councilor of the Massachusetts Chapter of The American College of Surgeons, Program Chair of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, and on the Board of the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. He has an interest in surgical quality and outcomes which harmonizes well with his work in the National Quality Forum. Dr. Ricciardi has authored more than 100 original publications and book chapters and continues to serve on the Editorial Board of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.  His clinical interests include surgical treatment of colorectal malignancies, minimally invasive techniques, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Digestive Healthcare at Mass General

The Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center is a collaborative practice of gastroenterologists, endoscopists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, hepatologists, oncologists and radiation oncologists dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of digestive diseases.