Irfan Rizvi, MD, FACS, FASCRS, FRCS (Eng)
After receiving his medical degree from Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan,Dr. Rizvi completed his residencies in London and at West Virginia University Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Dallas. He also completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Spectrum Health/Ferguson Clinic at Michigan State University.
Dr. Rizvi is board certified in surgery and colorectal surgery, and he is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He has provided surgical care to the Hornell community for over 3 years and has been on staff at St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH) in Hornell since 2012.
In addition to colorectal cancers, Dr. Rizvi’s professional interests include gastrointestinal conditions, inflammatory bowel disease, gall bladder conditions, hernias, hemorrhoids and other anorectal conditions. He has published and presented numerous papers on surgical and cancer-related topics.
Dr. Rizvi sees patients at his office, 460 Canisteo St., Hornell, and performs procedures at St. James Mercy Hospital, Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital, and at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Lead Outpatient Access Specialist
Medical Office Assistant Certificate, St. Augustine School of Medical Assistants
Department Secretary for Drs. Richard and Linda Welles, Neurology. Joined Dr. Rizvi’s practice as Department Secretary in 2012 and became his Medical Office Assistant in 2013.
Everything we see here in Dr. Rizvi’s office is interesting.
Philosophy of Care
I imagine if the roles were reversed and I was the patient, and how I would want to be treated. I in turn treat patients with the respect and dignity they deserve.
Outpatient Access Specialist
Associate Degree in Business Management, Western International University
Department Secretary for Dr. Rizvi since 2013
It’s amazing all the diagnoses we see and how they can be treated. A day doesn’t go by that I learn new and interesting things regarding medicine. Dr. Rizvi does an amazing job explaining the different diagnoses to make us more aware of what is going on with a patient, and how we might be able to help further.
Philosophy of Care
When an individual is sick and has concerns, we put ourselves in their shoes to see how we would feel. It helps us understand how our patients are feeling. When a patient is feeling down and scared, we help them feel reassured and more at ease with the situation that they are dealing with.