Columbia Surgical Associates
Initially made up of one physician, Dr. E.J. “Jack” Schewe, Jr., Columbia Surgical Associates has evolved since its beginning in 1961 to include more than two dozen physicians. As leaders in our profession, the Columbia Surgical Associates team is dedicated to quality health care. That dedication has impacted the mid-Missouri medical community in both tangible and intangible ways.
Our board certified surgical specialists have more than 100 years of combined experience in the practice of surgery. We specialize in the surgical treatment of a variety of health problems including diseases of the breast, gallbladder and intestinal tract, benign and malignant tumors, hernias and weight loss. We offer bariatric surgery as part of a comprehensive weight loss program. Our vascular surgeons treat diseases of the arteries, such as aneurysms and peripheral vascular disease. The Vein Center offers treatment for venous problems such as varicose veins. For a more complete description of the disorders we treat, the services we provide and a guide to other helpful sources of information, please see our services and procedures page.
We are also dedicated to improving the quality of health care through education. Columbia Surgical Associates is pleased to participate in training of residents and fellows from the University of Missouri and have participated in educational presentations at the state, national and international level.
Since 1990, Columbia Surgical Associates has actively pursued the development of minimally invasive surgical procedures. These techniques offer many of our patients the benefits of less discomfort, shorter hospitalizations and quicker recoveries. Minimally invasive procedures are now routinely offered to many patients requiring bariatric, breast, colon, gallbladder, hernia and vascular surgery.
In 2014, Columbia Surgical Associates opened an adjoining CSA Surgical Center – a state license and Medicare approved outpatient surgery center. CSA Surgical Center is designed for the ease and convenience of the patient needing elective outpatient surgery and avoids the inconvenience of the “big” hospital and the higher cost of having surgery in the more intensive setting. The Surgical Center is independent of Columbia Surgical Associates, however patients receive the same excellent care provided by a highly qualified clinical staff.
In 2015, Columbia Surgical Associates established a formal affiliation with University of Missouri Health Care. This affiliation has allowed the surgeons and staff of Columbia Surgical Associates to continue to provide the best possible care to our patients.
We always use the most advanced technology and techniques at Columbia Surgical Associates, but that’s not what motives our surgeons. It’s the ability to provide comforting, compassionate patient care that makes Columbia Surgical Associates a great practice.
Our entire staff works to ensure that as a patient, you are safe, satisfied and completely at ease from your first visit. You’ll get to know a surgeon who takes the time to answer your important questions and listen to your concerns. You’ll find a support staff ready to help with everything from appointments to insurance. You’ll receive the all-encompassing care you’re looking for.
We are committed to practicing the latest in comfort-oriented surgery and advancing medical science through education and exploration. But when it comes down to it, we know it’s not enough for your surgeon to be the most skilled. You also need your surgeon to be the most compassionate.
Discover what it’s like to experience both at once — at Columbia Surgical Associates.
Columbia Surgical Associates is an affiliate of University of Missouri Health Care.