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

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 is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Mendelow's areas of clinical interest consist of cancer, colon problems, and surgical procedures. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Mendelow welcomes new patients.

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

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 specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In Dr. Glasgow's practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Saint Louis, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Lederman is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in cancer, colon problems, and rectal problems. Dr. Lederman's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Lederman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Lederman attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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

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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Mutch focuses on colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Mutch takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 works as a colon and rectal surgeon, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. He attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Lim's areas of expertise include the following: hepatobiliary cancer and pancreatic cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional 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. 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. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Birnbaum's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Birnbaum's 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. 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 specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Silviera completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hunt honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Hunt attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Wise completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His 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 medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Medicaid Managed Care, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abbadessa accepts.

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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.