We found 6 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, who practices in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Glasgow's medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Clinical interests for Dr. Glasgow include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Glasgow honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Dr. Hunt's areas of expertise consist of colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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

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 is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silviera takes.

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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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Mutch honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mutch attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Birnbaum's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birnbaum include colorectal surgery procedures, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Birnbaum accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Birnbaum performed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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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 areas of specialization are colon & rectal surgery, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Lim's education and training includes medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hepatobiliary cancer and pancreatic cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

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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.
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