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. Dear Patients: We are excited to announce da Vinci robot surgery is available at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. This is the first da Vinci robot in St. Charles County. Together, we have performed over 50 procedures over the past six months. Although we have been performing laparoscopic surgery for over two decades, this newest minimally invas
Appendicitis is a common disorder. It involves infection and inflammation of the appendix, which is a tube shape extension of the first part of the colon, the cecum. The treatment of appendicitis is done by the removal of the diseased appendix from the body. If the issue is not identified at the right time, it can lead to several serious complicati
Thanks to the many advances in skin cancer surgeries , the five-year survival rate for people who detect melanoma early is close to 98 percent. However, since not all skin cancers are the same, the type of treatment that is needed differs from person to person. It’s important that you immediately seek consultation and visit a medical professional a
Finding a lump in your breast can be a scary experience. However, studies show that over half of all women will develop lumps in one or both breasts. This condition is known as fibrocystic breast disease, also known as fibrocystic breast condition and fibrocystic changes. It is most commonly found in women between 30 and 50 years old, and is not ma
  Research has shown that early treatment can greatly improve treatment outcomes and survival rates for  colon cancer and colon disease . Yet, many Americans suffer from these diseases and never get treatment because they either don't understand its symptoms, or because they are embarrassed to see a doctor. That's why it's important to find a speci
  When tissues bulge through a weak opening in your abdomen, that’s referred to as a ventral hernia.   Any point on your abdominal wall can be a candidate for this to happen. You are at risk of a hernia any time you lift a heavy object, but increased risk comes from pregnancy, obesity, prior hernias, abdominal surgeries, bowel injuries, and a famil
Benrus Surgical performs gallbladder surgery on patients. The gallbladder stores bile, which is a fluid in your body that helps you to digest food. If there are problems with the gallbladder, you can get hard fragments called gallstones built up in the organ that can be anywhere from the size of a grain of rice to a golf ball. These hard formations...
  If you see a painful lump in the inner thigh or groin area, you may have a femoral hernia. It can often be simply pushed in or disappears when lying down. Any cough or muscle strain can cause it to appear. A femoral hernia is often caused by strain on the tummy, such as straining on the toilet due to constipation, or carrying heavy weights. ...
  Benrus Surgical performs Colonoscopies at our surgery centers in St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Peters, and O'Fallon. A Colonoscopy is an exam that we use to find changes or issues with the large intestine (colon) and rectum.  The colonoscope, a long, flexible tube is placed into the rectum, and a tiny video camera mounted at the tip of th...
  The Ostomy Support Group is meeting on a monthly basis the third Tuesday of every month Barnes Jewish St. Peters Hospital Medical Office Bldg #1 6 Jungermann Circle,  St. Peters, MO 63376 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.