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Missouri Baptist Medical Center - Only Non-Teaching Hospital in Region to Offer Colorectal Cancer Patients Robotic Surgery
Date:2/3/2011

anorectal disorders. Dr. Lederman is board certified in General Surgery and in Colon & Rectal Surgery, and is on staff at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

About Missouri Baptist Medical Center:

Missouri Baptist is a 489-bed acute-care hospital located at Highway 40 and I-270 in west St. Louis County.  Recognized as a "Top 100 U.S. Hospital" by Thomson Reuters, "5-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Attacks" for the seventh consecutive year in Missouri by HealthGrades and "One of America's Safest Hospitals" by Forbes, Missouri Baptist offers a full continuum of medical and surgical services, and specializes in heart, cancer, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, neurological/spine and women's health services. Missouri Baptist provided care for 22,831 inpatients and 35,423 emergency patients in 2009. The hospital is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP). It is also designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). In addition, it is designated as a National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.  Missouri Baptist Medical Center is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States and the largest employer in St. Louis. Based in St. Louis, BJC serves residents in Missouri and southern Illinois through its 13 hospitals and multiple health service organizations.

(1) At the present time, da Vinci robotic-assisted colorectal surgery is only offered at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and at large academic teaching hospitals like Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and St. Louis University Hospital.


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