Dr. Jula Veerapong, MD

Dr. Jula Veerapong, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Jula Veerapong, MD is a general surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Univ Of Il Coll Of Med in 2002 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

3655 Vista Ave Fl 1

Saint Louis, MO 63110

Contact Information

(314) 577-6131

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • HealthLink
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 93% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
more than 87% of peers
Lung Surgery
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Veerapong's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Veerapong "Jula Veerapong, MD, is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist who specializes in treating gastrointestinal malignancies. He is an expert in peritoneal surface malig..."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Veerapong "Jula Veerapong, MD, is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist who specializes in treating gastrointestinal malignancies. He is an expert in peritoneal surface malignancies, which include cancers that have originated from or spread to the peritoneal lining (lining of the abdominal cavity). He treats people with pseudomyxoma peritonei, appendiceal cancer (low grade and high grade), colorectal cancer, sarcomas (desmoplastic small round cell tumors), mesothelioma, and gynecologic malignancies (epithelial ovarian cancer, primary peritoneal carcinoma, borderline mucinous tumor of the ovary).Dr. Veerapong performs complex abdominal surgery for these tumors that have metastasized to the abdomen, including cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). This procedure includes complete removal of all visible abdominal tumors followed by a heated chemo bath" circulated through the abdomen to kill any remaining microscopic cancer cells.As an associate professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery, Dr. Veerapong instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research interests include minimally invasive techniques for HIPEC and utilizing HIPEC for ovarian cancer. A regular speaker at national and international meetings, Dr. Veerapong has authored several book chapters. His scholarly work has been published in journals such as Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Cancer Research, and Clinical Cancer Research, among others. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Veerapong was an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where he was the principal investigator on a study of patient outcomes after CRS/HIPEC. At Saint Louis University School of Medicine, he developed a HIPEC program that treated over 100 patients from different parts of the U.S.Dr. Veerapong completed a surgical oncology fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and a residency in general surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at University of Illinois College of Medicine in Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Veerapong is board certified in general surgery.He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of Surgical Oncology, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He was awarded the Vallee L. Willman Award for Excellence in Surgical Education in 2015 for his dedication in resident education. Outside of work, Dr. Veerapong enjoys road biking, mountain biking, skiing and trail running. UC San Diego Health For more information, see https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/cancer/programs/gastrointestinal/Pages/default.aspxGastrointestinal Cancers"


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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

63  Conditions Treated


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59  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Veerapong's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Veerapong to family and friends
5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Veerapong's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes
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