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General Surgery

Offering Advanced Options in Surgical Oncology and Treatment for Complex Diseases

When you’re on the receiving end of an unsettling diagnosis, you’re likely to have questions ...

“How did I get this condition?”

“What are my options for treating it?”

“Where do I find a doctor who can help me beat it?”

When you choose an academic medical practice, you have a whole team of experts to help you answer those questions. SLUCare general surgeons are key members of that team.

SLUCare surgeons offer advanced care for complex patients, including those diagnosed with cancer. Our doctors evaluate each case individually and collaborate with other specialists to determine to whether surgery will produce the best possible outcome. By consulting a surgeon early in the process, you may be able to treat the disease in its early stages and may even prevent the need for other therapies, such as chemotherapy or radiation.

SLUCare surgeons use the latest techniques, including minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, to minimize pain and help patients recover as quickly as possible.

Conditions We Treat

  • Abdominal cancers
  • Achalasia (swallowing problems)
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Breast cancer and non-cancerous breast disease
  • Colon cancer
  • Diverticular disease
  • Duodenal cancer
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastric cancer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hernias
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's, ulcerative colitis)
  • Liver cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic colon cancer
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Small bowel cancer

Areas of Specialty

Breast Surgery

Our dedicated breast surgeon Dr. Kaitlin Farrell works in collaboration with other SLUCare experts to diagnose and treat breast diseases, including breast cancer.

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Colorectal Surgery

SLUCare colorectal surgeons specialize in cancers of the colon, rectum and anus. They also perform surgery for inflammatory bowel disease, complex diverticular disease, pelvic floor dysfunction and more.

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Gastrointestinal Surgery

From hernia repair to treatment of abdominal cancers, our team provides a wide range of gastrointestinal surgeries. We work closely with SLUCare gastroenterologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to tailor a treatment plan to your unique needs. Gastrointestinal surgeons include Dr. Eddy Hsueh, Dr. Grace Montenegro, Dr. Jennifer Keller and Dr. Laura Karasek.

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Dr. Eddy Hsueh and Dr. Jennifer Keller offer surgical treatment of complex bile duct, gallbladder, liver, and pancreatic cancers. The surgeons use advanced technologies, such as microwave ablation, in addition to surgery for treatment of liver metastasis from colon cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and more.

Melanoma and Sarcoma

Dr. Eddy Hsueh offers surgical treatment for melanoma skin cancer and soft tissue tumors. In addition, he performs sentinel node biopsies to determine whether a cancer has spread beyond the primary tumor.

General Surgery Locations

Center for Specialized Medicine
1225 South Grand, Second Floor
St. Louis, MO 63104
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SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital — West Pavilion
3655 Vista Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
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SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton
1011 Bowles Ave., Suite 425
Fenton, MO 63026
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University Tower
1034 S. Brentwood Blvd, Suite 550
St. Louis, MO  63117
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