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    Colorectal Surgery

    Section Head: Sandra J. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS 

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    The Section of Colorectal Surgery at University of Kentucky is staffed by surgeons with expertise in diseases of the small bowel, colon, rectum and anus. Our surgeons are certified by the American Board of Colorectal Surgery and have advanced training in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease with special concentration in minimally invasive surgery of the gastrointestinal tract.

    Using advanced techniques, laparoscopic colorectal surgery is the preferred approach for colon and rectal cancer resection. This minimally invasive surgical option provides patients with faster return of bowel function, reduced postoperative pain, improved cosmetic results and has proved to be equivalent to traditional surgery in the treatment of colon cancer. The Section of Colorectal Surgery at University of Kentucky utilizes all modalities of minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopy, transanal endoscopic microsurgery and the da Vinci® robot.

    For patient appointments: 859-257-3253    Fax: 859-323-1203


  • Specialties

    • Anorectal diseases
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colorectal cancer
    • Complex perianal disease
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Diverticulitis
    • Fecal incontinence
    • Fissures
    • Fistulas
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • J-pouch surgery
    • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
    • Rectal prolapse
    • Sphincter-preserving surgery

  • Clinic locations 

  • Kentucky Clinic
    First Floor, Wing D, Room L119
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0284

    Call 859-257-3253
    Fax 859-323-1203


    Markey Cancer Center
    Whitney-Hendrickson Building
    Room 137
    800 Rose St.
    Lexington KY 40536-0098

    Call 859-257-5275
    Call 859-257-4489
    Fax 859-323-2241

  • Mailing address

    Department of Surgery
    Division of General Surgery
    Room C225
    800 Rose St.
    Lexington KY 40536