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Irfan Rizvi, MD, FACS

460 Canisteo Street
Hornell, NY 14843
Phone: (607) 324-4134


Colorectal Health
General Surgery

50 Fit Friday – Colorectal Cancer Screening, April 3rd, Noon - 7 PM, St. James Mercy Hospital
Click here for details (flyer, PDF)

You could be eligible for a FREE colonoscopy or an at-home screening FIT test. Join us for a free confidential consultation to assess your risk and see what test is right for you. Colorectal cancer is curable if detected early through regular screening. Make your appointment today, call 324-8812.

Click here to visit the new website for the Center for Colorectal Health at

Click here for the newest, Non-Invasive Treatment for Hemorrhoids (THD), patient forms and more information.

Click here to print out a new patient packet (PDF).
Please bring these completed forms to your first appointment...thank you.

Click here to listen to Dr. Rizvi discuss THD, a new treatment for hemorrhoids on Cool 97 with Dave Pal. (mp3)

Watch short patient education video on new, non-invasive
treatment for hemorrhoids

Medical School

  • Medical Doctorate: Aga Khan University Medical College (Pakistan)


  • Royal Free and University College Hospitals, London (UK)
  • Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, London (UK)
  • General Surgery, West Virginia University Hospital
  • Transplant Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine (Dallas, TX)


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ferguson Clinic / Spectrum Health / Michigan State University


  • Board Certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Board Certified in Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support ACLS Provider

Professional Affiliations

  • Clinical Asst. Professor, Div. of Colorectal Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery

Professional Experience

  • St. James Mercy Hospital
  • Buffalo General Hospital
  • West Virginia University Hospital
  • Ferguson Clinic / Spectrum Health / Michigan State University
  • Schuyler Hospital

Special Interests

  • Colorectal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gall bladder conditions
  • Vascular access for chemo
  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Hernias
  • Hemorrhoids & other anorectal conditions

Philosophy of Care


  • Published and presented numerous papers on surgical and cancer-related topics.



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(607) 324-8000

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