Dr. Lawrence Mendelow, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 63

Dr. Mendelow
Accepting new patients

Suburban Surgical Associates

555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 265 Saint Louis, MO 63141

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(314) 991-4644

Dr. Lawrence Mendelow, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mercy Hospital South and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Mendelow to book an appointment.

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Dr. Mendelow's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mendelow treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Mendelow treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mendelow performs Colectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Mendelow performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mendelow performs Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Mendelow performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Mendelow's conditions and procedures:

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Bowel Resection
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Mendelow's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mendelow

5.0

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  • Explained conditions well (33)
  • Listened & answered questions (33)
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Dr. Mendelow and his staff were excellent. Thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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We have just been to our consult with Dr. Mendelow, but have found him to be professional, understanding, knowledgeable and very informative. He listened to all of our questions and answered every one of them fully and never once made us feel talked down to. He went over all of our options and explained exactly why and what he planned to do next. He asked for our input and was very compassionate. We feel very comfortable with him and lucky to have found him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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A very pleased patient – Sep 04, 2020
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Excellent Dr. Very patient, very friendly, knows his stuff
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lloyd – Jun 26, 2020
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Dr Mendelow puts me at ease. I’ve been his patient since the 1990’s and I see him every 1-3 years. I trust him. And Maria is is positive and helpful when I call to make an appointment.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Freda Smith in Bonne Terre – Jan 08, 2018
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Dr. Mendelow and his entire staff are always kind, helpful and thorough. Our family is fortunate to have him as our specialist and would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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D. Goldsmith in Farmington, MO – Dec 06, 2017
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Dr. Mendelow and his team are very respectable and helpful. After a reoccurrence of my pilonidal cyst from 10 years ago, Dr. Mendelow and his team worked quickly to get me in for a small operation. Dr. Mendelow not only was able to remove the obvious diseased tissue but located an additional hidden tract and removed it accordingly. If not for him this could have gone unseen and only required further operations in the near future. His work is clean and precise and I would recommend him to anyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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St Louis, MO – Sep 18, 2017
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Outstanding. As a registered nurse it takes a lot to impress me with a doctor. He and his staff both professional,caring and compassionate. Surgery was last week kudos to Rachael and Maria also.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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J.Roberts in Farmington,Mo – Jul 05, 2017
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Professional, great personality and demeanor and could be the role model for doctors of what bedside manner should be all about. Always takes the time to explain in basic English exactly what his opinion is and what your options are. Willing to take the time to explain and answer all your questions and those "what if" scenarios that so many doctors are reluctant to do.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Donald R Blanchard in O Fallon, MO – Aug 11, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Suburban Surgical is the largest independent multispecialty surgical practice in the St. Louis West County area. Currently, eight surgeons provide highly...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Wm Beaumont Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Barnes Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Duke University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Lawrence Mendelow, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Mendelow frequently treats Anal or Rectal Pain, Colectomy, and Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Mendelow treats.

Where is Dr. Lawrence Mendelow, MD's office located?

Dr. Mendelow's office is located at 555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 265, Saint Louis, MO 63141. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Suburban Surgical Associates

Suburban Surgical Associates555 N New Ballas Rd Ste 265 Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Mendelow is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mercy Hospital South

Saint Louis, MO

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Saint Louis, MO

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)