• Rome Medical Practice welcomes colorectal specialists  


    Two colorectal specialists with more than 35 years of combined experience have joined Rome Surgical Specialists to provide general surgical and colorectal services in Rome, announced Rome Medical Practice Clinical and Practice Administrator Lisa Taurisano.

    Alberto Del Pino, M.D., and Theresa Wendel Ruddy, M.D., M.P.H., are specialists in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum, including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and other related conditions.

    They have completed advanced surgical fellowships in the treatment of these diseases, in addition to their full general surgical training. They are board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. 

    Alberto Del Pino 
     Alberto Del Pino, MD
     Ruddy, Melissa, MD 
     Theresa Ruddy, MD


    They are performing a broad range of general and laparoscopic surgical procedures at Rome Memorial Hospital including colorectal and colon cancer surgery; gallbladder and hernia surgeries, in addition to endoscopies.

    Drs. Alberto Del Pino and Theresa Ruddy are accepting new patients at the new Rome office, located at 1614 N. James St., Rome, NY. The new members of the practice join Dr. Pedro Del Pino, who is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and fellowship trained in thoracic surgery.

    Dr. Ruddy graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

    She completed her general surgical residency at Rush University Medical Center/Stroger Cook County Hospital in Chicago. While in residency, she earned her Master in Public Health in health policy and administration from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Dr. Ruddy advanced her training with a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital.

    “When faced with a surgical procedure, patients can trust that I will listen to their concerns, explain their options and involve them in the decision-making process,” explained Dr. Ruddy. “It is important for a surgeon to be sensitive to patients’ individual goals and expectations.”

    “My partners and I recognize the importance of having a surgical group committed to taking care of Rome and surrounding communities,” she continued. “We are here to meet that need.”

    Dr. Alberto Del Pino earned his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School where he was nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his general surgical residency and advanced his training with a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago.

    The son of a general surgeon, Dr. Alberto Del Pino grew up in the world of medicine.

    “My brother and I helped in my father’s office and learned the value of communicating openly and building a relationship with patients,” he said. “Taking the time to learn about a patient’s lifestyle and expectations is important to the patient’s recovery and on-going well-being.”

    Both specialists were entrusted with providing medical education to the next generation of physicians. Dr. Ruddy served as a clinical assistant professor in the department of surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University and as a teaching fellow in surgery, at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Del Pino was professor in colon and rectal surgery at Cook County Hospital and West Side VA Medical Center, assistant professor in surgery at Rush University, and instructor in surgery at University of Illinois Hospital.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the Rome Surgical Specialists office at 315.337.0202.