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Richard Fortunato, DO
Colon and Rectal Surgery
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AGH Colon and Rectal Surgery
Allegheny General Hospital (Primary)
320 E North Ave, Suite 261
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Fax (412) 359-4514
AGH Colon and Rectal Surgery
West Penn Hospital
4815 Liberty Ave, Suite M02
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Fax (412) 605-6320
AGH Colon and Rectal Surgery
ACMH Hospital
1 Nolte Dr
Kittanning, PA 16201
Fax (412) 457-0050
AGH Colon and Rectal Surgery
Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion
12311 Perry Hwy
Wexford, PA 15090
Fax (412) 359-4514
AGH Colon and Rectal Surgery
81 Wagner Road, 2nd Floor
Monaca, PA 15061
Fax (412) 359-4514
AGH Colon and Rectal Surgery
500 Blazier Dr
Wexford, PA 15090
Fax (412) 359-4514

Offering same-day appointments, Dr. Fortunato is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon who offers comprehensive colorectal health care services for benign and cancerous colorectal conditions, inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal conditions, and pelvic floor issues. Dr. Fortunato uses minimally invasive robotic, laparoscopic, and transanal surgery — often through a single small incision — to treat colorectal cancer, inflammatory disease, rectal prolapse, diverticulitis, and more. In addition, Dr. Fortunato offers state-of-the-art treatment for fecal incontinence, complex rectovaginal fistulas, pilonidal disease, hemorrhoids, and other problems.

Dr. Fortunato earned his medical degree at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania, and completed his general surgery residency at West Penn Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He then completed a colon and rectal fellowship at Louisiana State University/ Schumpert Medical Center, in Shreveport, and has been in practice since 2010.

Dr. Fortunato has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, and academic appointments and was the co-editor for the World Journal of Colorectal Surgery for many years. He is a fellow in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons — where he holds several board positions. Dr. Fortunato is also a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

In addition, Dr. Fortunato has a strong academic interest and holds many positions in both national and international colon and rectal cancer societies.

Dr. Fortunato has medical privileges at Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley, Canonsburg, Forbes, and West Penn hospitals.

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Anal Fistula
Anal Manometry
Anal Warts
Bowel Blockage
Cancer of the Anus
Cancer of the Rectum
Colon Cancer
Colon and Rectal Disease
Conventional Colon and Rectal Surgery
Crohn's Disease
Irritable Bowel
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Pelvic Floor
Rectal Prolapse
Robotic-Assisted Colon and Rectal Surgery
Sphincter Preserving Surgery
Surgical Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis and Its Complications
Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)


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Recent Patient Comments

"Dr. Fortunato is always courteous, respectful, knowledgeable and efficient."

December 28, 2022

"Bad bed side manner. Didn't know about my condition or why I was there before my appointment"

October 18, 2022

"Dr. Fortunato was very clear, honest, straightforward and explained the reasons for the decision made for the condition"

August 29, 2022

"Dr. Fortunato was very concerned and came up with a plan of care."

August 24, 2022

"Seems like a caring doctor hopefully I am correct."

July 30, 2022

"Wish I could go to him all the time. Wish you accepted the health plan."

May 25, 2022

"He is the best, probably saved my life"

April 28, 2022

"Did not spend enough time to know my concerns or past history."

April 27, 2022



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