We found 5 colon and rectal surgeons who accept HealthLink near Saint Louis, MO.

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Dr. Matthew Leon Silviera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Silviera is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Silviera is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program.

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Dr. Elisa H Birnbaum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Elisa Birnbaum practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. She has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Birnbaum is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Birnbaum honors.

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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
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven Hunt practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Hunt include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hunt is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Hunt trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Mutch practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mutch include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Mutch average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Mutch attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Kian Huat H Lim, PhD, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; 7th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kian Lim's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a special interest in hepatobiliary cancer and pancreatic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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

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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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