FAQ: Melanoma What is melanoma and what causes it? What are the signs of melanoma and what do I do if I find a funny spot or mole? What are things patients should do for non-visible melanoma? What should I do if I notice a changing mole and what should happen next? How is Melanoma […]
The CSA staff volunteered to provide, cook and serve dinner to the residents at Ronald McDonald House on a recent hot summer evening. This is a great program to help those families staying at Ronald McDonald House have a home-cooked meal while their children receive treatment and care at Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The volunteers […]
Marilyn Kippley came to Columbia Surgical Associates with a melanoma diagnosis in September of 2015. Marilyn had a pigmented mole on her calf since she was a child. However, she noticed that it was becoming darker, so she scheduled an appointment with dermatologist, Dr. Helen Tergin. Dr. Tergin biopsied the area and determined it to be melanoma. Marilyn was then referred to Dr. Nicole Nelson at Columbia Surgical Associates. In October of 2015, Dr. Nelson surgically […]
The staff of Columbia Surgical Associates, an affiliate of MU Health Care, recently participated in Cleanup Columbia. The event brought out about 1,450 people to clean the city’s streets, parks and trails. Event participants filled nearly 1,900 trash bags. Thank you to CSA for helping our community and demonstrating the Culture of YES!
At age 52, Rick Sterling did not have any symptoms of colorectal cancer but he did have a family history, so Mr. Sterling scheduled a colonoscopy. That screening resulted in a diagnosis of cancer and he was referred to board certified Colorectal Surgeon Dr. Erik Grossmann and his team at Columbia Surgical Associates. As of […]