We found 7 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois near Creve Coeur, MO.

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Dr. Sean Christopher Glasgow, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 N Mason Road; Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Sean Glasgow works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Glasgow include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Glasgow attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Anal Cancer, Fecal Incontinence, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven R Hunt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven Hunt is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hunt honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hunt trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cystocele, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Enterocele, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew G Mutch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Mutch is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Mutch trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mutch accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Rectal Prolapse, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Genetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Elisa H Birnbaum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Building Two
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Elisa Birnbaum specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Rolla, MO. Her areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Birnbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Birnbaum completed a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Birnbaum is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Birnbaum honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cystocele, Incontinence, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Genetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kian Huat H Lim, PhD, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kian Lim's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is especially interested in hepatobiliary cancer and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Lim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Matthew Leon Silviera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Silviera sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Silviera attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Silviera is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Dr. Paul Edward Wise, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Paul Wise's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wise include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Wise accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Polyps, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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What is Colon & Rectal Surgery?

Colon and rectal surgery is the medical specialty that deals with diseases and disorders of the lower intestinal tract, colon, rectum, and anus. The specialty was previously known as proctology, and some physicians who specifically treat diseases of the rectum and anus may still call themselves proctologists; but in general that term is not currently used. While colon and rectal surgery is related to gastroenterology, only colon and rectal surgeons can provide surgical care.

Colon and rectal surgeons can offer routine screenings for common health conditions affecting the colon and rectum. They have also undergone advanced surgical training, and they are able to treat conditions affecting the lower intestinal tract with surgery when needed.

Some conditions that a colon and rectal surgeon might treat include:
  • Serious and chronic constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures, or tears in the skin around the anus
  • Anal abscesses and fistulae
  • Anal incontinence
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Colon and rectal surgeons perform various procedures to keep patients healthy, such as colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies. These tests use long, flexible tubes to examine the lining of the colon in case of pain or bleeding, or to look for signs of cancer or polyps. If a patient’s intestines are severely diseased and not working well, a colon and rectal surgeon may perform an ostomy, where the healthy part of the intestines are connected to a tube or pouch on the outside of the body. Colorectal surgeons may also remove hemorrhoids, perform laparoscopic surgery on a tumor, or even offer genetic counseling to patients with a family history of colorectal cancers.

Colon and rectal conditions can be some of the most uncomfortable problems to endure. Even if your intestinal problem is severe, colon and rectal surgeons can help you lead a long, healthy, and more enjoyable life.