E. Zuke, M.D., F.A.C.S., – General Surgeon and John D. Hirsch,
M.D., F.A.C.S. – General Surgeon founded an independent surgical
practice in July 1985 with the intention of providing surgical
excellence. They were highly trained, innovative surgeons who were
well received by their peers. With the desire for continuous growth
in multiple areas, they envisioned adding partners from various
surgical specialties over time. In 1990, when Larry Mendelow, M.D.,
F.A.C.S. (July 1, 1990 – Colon & Rectal Surgeon) joined the
group, Suburban Surgical Associates (SSA), Inc. was established in
here for more about SSA.
2017 U.S. News & World Report Rankings
| 08 August 2017
Today U.S. News and World Report
released its ranking of top hospitals. MoBap was ranked #2 in the
St. Louis Metro Area and #3 in Missouri.
MoBap was also rated “high
performing” in ALL NINE conditions and procedures assessed by U.S.
News: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart
bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, COPD, lung
cancer surgery, hip replacement, and knee replacement. A number of
factors are calculated into the rankings, including outcomes,
quality and safety and patient satisfaction to name a few.
Jeffrey E. Zuke, M.D., F.A.C.S., – July, 1985 – General Surgeon
Larry Mendelow, M.D., F.A.C.S., – July 1, 1990 – Colon & Rectal
Todd Howard, M.D., F.A.C.S. – July 1, 1999 – Hepatobiliary
Eric D. Lederman, M.D., F.A.C.S. – July 1, 1999 – Colon &
Brent T. Allen, M.D., F.A.C.S. – November 15, 1999 – Vascular
Omar M. Guerra, M.D., F.A.C.S. – July 1, 2004 – General Surgeon
Craig R. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S. – September 2, 2014 – General
Jack R. Oak, M.D., F.A.C.S. – January 1, 2015 – Vascular Surgeon
SSA is still a growing multispecialty surgical practice that offers a
range of services. In addition to a wide range of specialties, SSA
owns a fully (ICAVL) accredited vascular lab called The St. Louis
Center for Circulatory Disorders. SSA is one of the largest
independent multispecialty surgical practices in the St. Louis area.
staff and physicians strive to create a friendly and caring
environment that reflects their quality of care. It is SSA’s goal to
serve as the area’s leading surgical practice and to help patients
by improving their physical wellbeing through excellent surgical care.