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We found 10 colon and rectal surgeons who accept United Healthcare near Creve Coeur, MO.

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

Dr. Sean Glasgow is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Glasgow's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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

Dr. Lawrence G Mendelow, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
555 North New Ballas Road; Suite 265
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lawrence Mendelow, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer, colon problems, and surgical procedures. Dr. Mendelow's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Mendelow honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mendelow trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer

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 sees patients in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are colon & rectal surgery, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatobiliary cancer and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Lim is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program.

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

Dr. Eric D Lederman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
555 North New Ballas Road; Suite 265
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Eric Lederman is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Lederman is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lederman include cancer, colon problems, and rectal problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lederman honors. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Lederman's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Colon Problems, Surgical Procedures, 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's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Silviera performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Mutch's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Birnbaum attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Birnbaum include colorectal surgery procedures, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Birnbaum average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cystocele, Incontinence, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Genetic ... (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. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Hunt takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Hunt's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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

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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Wise completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Wise's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

Dr. Steven Mark Abbadessa, DO
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2315 Dougherty Ferry Road; #107
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven Abbadessa is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Abbadessa has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.