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Rishi Balkissoon, M.D., M.P.H.

Rishi Balkissoon, M.D., M.P.H.

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance , Surgery

4.9 out of 5 stars
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Locations

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance - Penfield

Platinum Office Complex
2064 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road
Penfield, NY 14526

About Me

As an Orthopaedic surgeon with the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Rochester, I specialize in partial and total primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery. I have special interests in preventing joint deterioration before surgical intervention, optimizing outcomes followin...
As an Orthopaedic surgeon with the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Rochester, I specialize in partial and total primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery. I have special interests in preventing joint deterioration before surgical intervention, optimizing outcomes following joint arthroplasty, and the broad spectrum of simple to complex hip and knee conditions requiring arthroplasty or salvage procedures.

In my practice, I give top priority to the physician–patient relationship and patient education. My goal is to build trust with my patients so they feel comfortable with me as their surgeon. I want to ensure people understand their diagnosis, as well as the necessary steps for the road to recovery.

Among my many interests, I am proud to serve as the Diversity Officer for the Office of Medical Student Inclusion & Enrichment Programs. Serving as team physician for the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards was an exciting opportunity. I have a strong appreciation for fine arts and jazz, and enjoy spending time with my lovely wife and children.

Certified Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center. 2014 - 2015

Residency, Resident, Johns Hopkins Hospital (USA). 2009 - 2014

Education

MD | Howard University College of Medicine. 2009

Research

I have been selected to receive numerous surgical and research awards and honors including the distinguished Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. I am a member of both the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and have given national prese...
I have been selected to receive numerous surgical and research awards and honors including the distinguished Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. I am a member of both the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and have given national presentations and authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

Ratings & Comments

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Ratings

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

Dr Balkissoon is very thorough in explaining my hip surgery and what precautions he will take due to my other health conditions. He also confirmed with me what medications he will use due to my allergies.

Mar 29, 2024

5.0 stars

Very good

Mar 22, 2024

5.0 stars

Good.

Mar 21, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Balkissoon is the best. He's a great surgeon. He greet and conversate with his patients. I love doctors with good bed side manners.

Mar 20, 2024

5.0 stars

I appreciated the time and effort the dr. put into figuring out what needed to be done to ease my pain and start the healing process.

Mar 13, 2024

5.0 stars

The doctor is one of the best I've ever encountered. I've seen many specialists for my condition and am only just now feeling like I am getting somewhere

Mar 09, 2024

5.0 stars

Have already shared with many the wonderfully positive experience with Dr. Balkissoon from first appt. thru full knee replacement surgery. He is a gift to this profession and his patients.

Mar 06, 2024

5.0 stars

I couldn't ask for a better dr than Dr. Balkissoon and his assistant Hannah. They are both very through and fully explain what is going on and answer my questions throughly.

Feb 15, 2024

5.0 stars

I already do recommend him.

Jan 25, 2024

5.0 stars

Relieved a lot of my anxiety

Dec 25, 2023

5.0

Worth the wait

Nov 22, 2023

5.0

One of our favorite doctors

Nov 17, 2023

5.0

Always have a great experience with Dr B!

Oct 27, 2023

5.0

He is the best.

Sep 27, 2023

2.6

Again--though I think his explanation was fairly thorough, he spoke so fast, and seemed to be ticking off the information he had to explain about possible complications, expectations post-surgery, etc that I didn't have time to formulate questions. [...] This provider seems to have a set way of doing things and doesn't want to hear about any concerns. [...]

Sep 24, 2023

5.0

The Best!

Sep 08, 2023

5.0

I have already recommended Dr. Balkissoon to several people.

Aug 25, 2023

5.0

Very professional, caring and knowledgeable about my needs and care.

Aug 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Balkissoon, completely clear with information and care.

Aug 14, 2023

5.0

We'd discussed options prior to 3 months and so far we're good with shots as long as they keep me going. "Our" knee is very happy.

Aug 09, 2023

5.0

Dr Balkissoon was terrific, very informative, able to understand him and explanation of surgery was explained very well.

Jul 31, 2023

5.0

Doctor was wonderful. First time I'd met him. Very supportive.

Jul 28, 2023

4.3

I have only seen this provider twice for issues regarding possible need for hip replacement surgery. Since I have not yet had the surgery I would be reluctant to recommend his service without that major piece of the puzzle in place. So far, I have strong confidence in him.

Jul 23, 2023

5.0

Dr Balkissoon is the best

Jul 23, 2023

5.0

Liked that my records were looked at and everyone was aware of my history both before and while I was being seen

Jul 21, 2023

5.0

Having had this provider perform surgery in the past, I have recommended him to others several times since.

Jul 19, 2023

5.0

He is kind & patient.

Jul 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Balkissoon is top-notch. Very pleasant. I trust him.

Jul 13, 2023

5.0

Dr Balkisoon was excellent. Reviewed data, suggested next steps and provided opportunity for questions

Jul 07, 2023

3.0

Too much joking around between the PA & the Dr. The PA came in first - seemed like she was rushed. Then the doctor came in & it seemed like a big party at that point. I was a little overwhelmed - especially with my hearing loss.

Jul 07, 2023

5.0

Good feedback and suggestions, also talked about long term goals

Jun 30, 2023

5.0

Very good.

Jun 26, 2023

5.0

[...] Dr. Balkissoon did not rush through his exam or explanation.

Jun 25, 2023

5.0

I would highly recommend Dr. Balkissoon to anyone!

Jun 16, 2023

5.0

Always ready to listen - always "lightens" up the good with fun comments.

Jun 15, 2023

5.0

He was very friendly and professional. Also very supportive - worked at a treatment plan -

Jun 12, 2023

5.0

Everything was great [...]

Jun 11, 2023

5.0

Dr. Balkissoon is a very compassionate, kind, and attentive provider. My husband and I know that he cares because not only does he listen and responds, but he does so honestly. He doesn't tell me what I want to hear, he tells me " The Truth!"

Jun 08, 2023

5.0

I already HAVE recommended him.

May 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Balkissoon is known in the community for his excellence of care, great personality, professionalism.

May 17, 2023

5.0

The provider was wonderful.

May 17, 2023

5.0

Most excellent doctor

May 14, 2023

5.0

Couldn't have had a better experience. I will and have recommended friends and family.

May 11, 2023

5.0

This was my first time seeing Dr. Balkissoon and his PA Hannah. I was extremely impressed with how well they both listened to my concerns and explained what my options were regarding future treatment for my knee. The Visit Summary they provided in MyChart was very detailed so I was able to share the details of my appointment with my family and there was no question about what was said. Best write-up!

May 05, 2023

5.0

He is the very best!!

Apr 25, 2023

4.6

He understood my concerns. He tried to relieve my anxiety. He is kind as well as a good surgeon.

Apr 23, 2023

5.0

I have recommended Dr. Balkissoon to everyone!

Apr 23, 2023

5.0

Provider spent a lot of time with me to ensure I had detailed information re options about hip issue. Positive visit.

Apr 21, 2023

3.0

He is chronically, unpunctual

Apr 19, 2023

3.0

I wish he wold have spent more time with me, he was in and out, literally in less than 3 minutes

Apr 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Balkissoon is an excellent physician. I trust him.

Apr 19, 2023

5.0

Totally pleased with the care Dr. Balkasoon has provided me, & am extremely pleased with my left hip replacement one year after surgery.

Apr 19, 2023

4.2

I felt like I spent more time with the medical resident than with the provider

Apr 08, 2023

5.0

Dr Balkissoon is wonderful. Kind, empathetic

Mar 29, 2023

5.0

I can't imagine better care

Mar 27, 2023

4.6

I have never had any bad outcome with this provider before. Maybe very busy day

Feb 17, 2023

5.0

Dr Balkissoon is very kind, very attentive to detail, & excellent clinician. I was very safe during surgery & knew I would have a very good outcome!

Feb 15, 2023

5.0

DOCTOR BALKISSOON IS GOOD

Feb 07, 2023

5.0

We were very impressed with how through he explained and covered everything.

Jan 28, 2023

5.0

Dr Balkissoon an excellent surgeon and an exceptional provider !

Jan 06, 2023

5.0

Excellent care from first visit on to surgery and 3 month checkup

Jan 06, 2023

5.0

I like dr. Asked him to be my orthopedic dr.

Dec 22, 2022

4.2

Maybe he was having a bad day but was dismissive & short with me.

Dec 02, 2022

3.8

Dr. B's explanation was pretty clear [...]

Nov 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Balkissoon is an excellent doctor in every way.

Oct 29, 2022

5.0

Awesome!!!!!

Oct 07, 2022

5.0

Dr. Balkissoon, is always very honest with me, and that is greatly appreciated!!

Sep 26, 2022

5.0

Extraordinary

Sep 24, 2022

5.0

I have recommended already.

Sep 22, 2022

5.0

Great outcome -

Sep 16, 2022

5.0

Really like doctor. [...].

Sep 11, 2022

5.0

I have recommended him to several friends who share my high opinion of Dr B.

Sep 02, 2022

5.0

Phenomenal doctor

Aug 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Balkissoon spent time going over the reasons for my knee pain, and the options available for relief of pain and/or surgery. He was very helpful and gave me lots of information and education.

Aug 04, 2022

5.0

I had my appointment times mixed up, therefore I was late and he still made room for me.

Jul 22, 2022

5.0

Dr. Balkissoon is a wonderful, caring man as well as a skilled doctor.

Jul 03, 2022

5.0

My care at all the offices that Doctor works from have all been very helpfull

Jun 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Balkissoon was very professional, direct and compassionate. I was also impressed with the way he included the resident and medical student in our discussion.

Jun 23, 2022

5.0

The Dr was very knowledgeable and has set a game plan in motion to try and help reduce the amount of pain I'm in.

Jun 13, 2022

5.0

Truly cares about his patients

Jun 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Balkissoon did both my knee replacements three years ago with great results and I am happy he will be able to do my hip replacement this year.

May 25, 2022

3.5

Very knowledgeable provider, no doubt about that. [...]

May 07, 2022

5.0

The outcome of my knee replacement surgery has exceeded my expectations so far. Dr. Balkissoon did an outstanding job for me.

May 07, 2022

5.0

Excellent. Dr. Balkissoon and his staff are 2nd to none.

Mar 18, 2022

5.0

I really didn't have many questions because from beginning to end, all care providers handled my questions quickly. For example, I developed a tooth infection months before a patient should even see a dentist.Through MyChart I got my answer and the proper cautionary statement.

Feb 23, 2022

5.0

Dr. Balkissoon is a topnotch surgeon & doctor!!!

Feb 22, 2022

5.0

The DOCTOR WAS VERY UNDERSTANDING ABOUT MY PAIN AND ALSO THE WORRYI have about my ability to continue to walk and continue with my daily actives , he is veryKind and understanding and I will continue to see him and value his advice

Feb 20, 2022

5.0

Doc Balkissoon is great, say no more

Feb 18, 2022

5.0

I have already recommended Dr. Balkissoon to several people . I could not be happier with the outcome of my knee replacement surgery

Feb 11, 2022