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Annette E. Sessions, M.D.

Annette E. Sessions, M.D.

Urology , Surgery

4.9 out of 5 stars
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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Urology - Brighton

Brighton Pathways to Health​
3200 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road
Rochester, NY 14623

Urology - Greece

South Pointe Landing
10 South Pointe Landing, Suite 130
Rochester, NY 14606

Urology - Sawgrass - Brighton

158 Sawgrass Drive, 2nd Floor, Suite 230
Rochester, NY 14620

About Me

Certified Specialties

Urology - American Board of Urology

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology - Department of Urology (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Urology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1998 - 2003

Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), University of Rochester Medical Center. 1997 - 1998


MD | Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. 1997


America's Top Urologists. 2009 - 2009

America's Top Urologists. 2008 - 2008

America's Top Urologists. 2007 - 2007

• Rochester Surgical Society Award in Honor of J. Raymond Hinshaw, M.D.. 2001 - 2001


Journal Articles

Acupuncture: Integrative Therapy for Patient Care

Sessions, A, E. and Macchiavelli, D.

M.D. News. 2009; 6: 10-1.

Testicular Torsion: Direction, Degree, Duration, and Disinformation

Sessions, A., Mevorach, R. A., Hulbert, W. C., Goldstein, M. M., and Rabinowitz, R.

The Journal of Urology. 2003; 169: 663-5.

Impact of Ureteral Stent Diameter on Symptoms and Tolerability

Erturk, E., Sessions, A., and Joseph, J. V.

Journal of Endourology. 2003; 17: 59-62.

Continuous Bladder Infusion Methods For Studying Voiding Function In The Ambulatory Mouse

Sessions, A., Eichel, L., Messing, E.M., Schwarz, E., and Wood, R.

Urology. 2002; 60:707-13.

Timing Hormonal Therapy in Prostate Cancer

Sessions, A. E. and Messing, E. M.

Urology Clinics in North America. 2002; 29: 223-7.

Reversal of Diastolic Pleateau in Partial Testicular Torsion

Dogra, V. S., Sessions, A., Mevorach, R. A., and Rubens, D. J.

Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 2001; 29: 105-108.

Fumonisin- and AAL- Toxin-Induced Disruption of Sphingolipid Metabolism and Accumulation of Free Sphingolipid Bases

Abbas, H.K., Tanaka, T., Duke, S.O., Porter, J.K., Wray, E.M., Hodges, L., Sessions, A.E., Wang, E., Merrill, A.H., Jr., and Riley, R.T.

Plant Physiol. 1994; 106: 1085-1093.

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

My care provider, Dr. Sessions, has always shown concern for my health problems. She is thorough, patient, and cares about my health concerns. Her advice and suggestions mean alot to me.

Mar 29, 2024

3.7 stars

The care provider appeared to have a time deadline and cut off my explanation/rambling!

Mar 27, 2024

5.0 stars

Without alarming me she made sure I understood the seriousness of the problem and the importance of following through with procedures yet to come.

Mar 26, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Sessions took a thorough history, understood all the problems I am experiencing , was able to show me through examination the areas that I can work on with PT to improve my current discomfort.

Feb 28, 2024

4.6 stars

I've recommended this doctor to several people and all have been impressed with the care they received

Feb 27, 2024

5.0 stars

Very thorough

Dec 06, 2023

5.0 stars

Excellent care

Nov 16, 2023

5.0 stars

I have great confidence in Dr. Sessions advice and experience.

Oct 22, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Sessions is wonderful. Shows care and concern In answering any of my questions. Even called me on a Saturday to discuss a test result

Oct 22, 2023

5.0 stars

This provider saved my life

Oct 10, 2023


Very informative and spent time with exam, explanations and steps in good health as it pertains to her field.

Oct 04, 2023


Dr. Sessions made me feel very comfortable and no hesitation asking questions.

Aug 14, 2023


Dr. Sessions was incredible. She cared about my comfort level, asked thoughtful questions and really listened, I could tell she pivoted her questions based on my responses and continually asked me if what she was saying resonated with me or made sense. I was extremely impressed with her and so thankful for her knowledge and time spent talking through my concerns. I would highly recommend her to anyone

Aug 08, 2023


I wish Dr.Sessions did more than urology. She was the first doctor that listened to my problems, and tried to find the root of my problem, and not just throw medicine at me. Actually, she prescribed no medicine, and solved my problem 100%. I couldn't be happier with my experience with her. Definitely would recommend her to anyone who could benefit from her expertise.

Jul 30, 2023


Dr. Sessions is outstanding and a credit to the Strong Network.

Jun 25, 2023


Dr. Sessions responded back to my Blood Results. She also works very well with the Sign Language Interpreter. She makes sure I understood her.

Jun 14, 2023


Dr. Sessions scribes her own notes as we converse. When I return home, I download and review these, and I can see that she hasn't missed a thing. Everything is there and accurate.

Jun 09, 2023


Dr. Sessions was professional, thorough and comforting throughout my visit. Having a history of cancer is unsettling and she was considerate of my stress. She took time to explain test results and future plans to me and made sure I understood. I was very impressed with her documentation of our visit. It was the most complete and thorough description of a visit I have ever seen. I am impressed and appreciative of the detail she Included In my record.

May 24, 2023


Great provider!

May 17, 2023


Dr. Sessions was fantastic. Caring, compassionate, thorough. Can't say enough GOOD things about her.

May 10, 2023


Dr. Sessions is nothing short of amazing. Explained everything carefully. Gave suggestions and informed me of plans and intended actions.

Apr 22, 2023


Dr. Sessions is an OUTSTANDING person AND physician!!!!

Apr 18, 2023


I have recommended this provider.

Apr 18, 2023


All good exp.

Apr 17, 2023


Dr. Sessions is an excellent provider. Knowledgeable, patient-centered, informative.

Apr 10, 2023


I have an unusual health intermittent health situation. I feel this provider is frustrated with me though. I find her a bit cold and clinical compared to my PCP. I am trying to solve a health problem and she isn't always that helpful though has suggested a new test to rule some things out.

Apr 10, 2023


An exceptional meeting compared with previous providers

Apr 01, 2023


She always covers everything. She is very thorough.

Feb 21, 2023


Dr. Sessions even called on a Sunday to see how I was feeling after she saw blood work results.

Jan 28, 2023


Excellent doctor...really showed me what Im dealing with and what my options are

Jan 09, 2023


I will be repeating some of what I stated earlier: Dr. Session's manner towards me is friendly, engaging, and energetic. I feel completely at ease with her, and I am free to discuss any relevant issue without feeling embarrassed, or upset. She brings out the best In me, and we have very positive and useful conversations about my health. I mentioned to her at this visit that even having her explain a condition, or what Is 'normal' has a reassuring effect, and Is beneficial to me.

Dec 12, 2022


I would certainly recommend my care provider to family and friends

Nov 24, 2022


I have already recommended Dr. Sessions and my friend has an appointment for [...]. Her PCP referred her to Dr. Sessions, but when she called the wait for an appointment was so long that she did not make it. After our talk, she scheduled an appointment.

Nov 17, 2022


Complete and exceptional consultation..

Nov 04, 2022


Dr. Sessions listen to my questions about a comment on the report from the ultra-sound concerning my prostrate. She explained PSA values and the numeric scale and where my numbers fit In.

Oct 19, 2022


Recommended this provider to my husband

Oct 18, 2022


I only wish my PCP had mentioned this specialist to me sooner.

Oct 14, 2022


Dr. Sessions called me on a Sunday morning to explain the results of my urine test and came up with a plan.

Oct 11, 2022


I felt like, whatever I said was wrong and she believed nothing and wasn't going to listen to me anyway. I happen to know my own body and what's not normal!

Oct 06, 2022


Dr. Sessions recommended physical therapy before a new medication. I agreed & the PT was a success! No new meds!

Sep 15, 2022


Dr. Sessions is by far the best medical professional I have seen in years! I was very impressed with her thoroughness, expertise, and care.

Sep 02, 2022


Dr Sessions was highly recommended by a family members and she absolutely exceeded expectations. Warm, friendly approach. Very impressive communication skills - listened carefully and checked to make sure she understood info I relayed. Insured any questions or concerns I had were addressed. Excellent pt education - geared to my level of understanding. Outlined alternatives for further care and we jointly created a treatment plan. Clone this provider!

Aug 31, 2022



Aug 22, 2022


After a bumpy start at this office with the NP, Dr. Sessions was amazing! I couldn't have hoped for a better appointment with her.

Aug 16, 2022


Dr. Sessions is extremely thorough and has a gift for discussing all things medical in layman's terms to ensure understanding. She should be the model for all physicians in bedside manners.

Aug 14, 2022


Dr Sessions addresses my health concerns adequately but she sometimes responds in a belittling/demeaning way. Not all questions, but it has happened in each of my visits. I'm always surprised when she does because it would have taken no more effort to have answered in a professional way. A few years ago I filled out a survey for her (that I received in the mail) and it detailed the very same issue based on my visits up to that point. I didn't send it because it was quite negative and I hoped it wasn't going to continue. But it has continued.

Aug 01, 2022


Dr. Sessions did not adequately explain to me what was involved in self-catheterization or address my concerns about the potential for infection. In general, I would say that Dr. Sessions and the nurses acted in a very clinical way and failed to understand the emotional and psychological impact that the sudden recommendation for self-catheterization would have on me.[...]

Jul 31, 2022


My concerns are with bedside manner and not her medical expertise. [...] She said "If I could get you to go to pelvic floor PT..." as her first mention of it. I said that I go to PT for other issues as a way of saying that I am very open to it and her reply was "This is a different kind of PT" never followed through with more Information.

Jul 31, 2022


She was absolutely wonderful and very understanding

Jul 28, 2022


Dr Sessions was professional, she listened to my concerns, explained everything and I felt very comfortable with her. She was reassuring and helped me with a plan to address my problem. She was awesome

Jul 11, 2022


I feel my care has been excellent [...].

Jun 22, 2022



May 28, 2022


Dr session is someone I would recommend to a yone

May 26, 2022

Dr. Sessions contacted me as a follow up to some concerns I had while in Florida and unable to get to the office in Rochester. I was SO appreciative of her concern and input - and my talk with her on Zoom greatly eased my mind for my concerns.

Mar 23, 2022


I use this caregiver as a standard by which I judge other physicians.

Mar 20, 2022


Dr. Sessions was caring and provided excellent information about my condition.

Mar 01, 2022


Dr. Sessions always explains everything In a way that I can understand.

Feb 02, 2022