Sandra J. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS

  • Section Head, Colorectal Surgery
4.83 out of 5

Conditions

Procedures Performed

  • Colon and rectal cancer surgery
  • Laparoscopic colon surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery for colorectal disorders
  • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery and TAMIS

About

Sandra Beck attended medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and completed a general surgery residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She then completed training in colon and rectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

Beck's clinical interests include the surgical treatment of Colon and Rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) and complex anal-rectal disorders. She specializes in minimally invasive approaches to colorectal disorders including laparoscopy, robotic surgery and transanal endoscopic microsurgery.

Personal Statment

My patients and I are equal members of the surgical team. As their physician, it is important to me that my patients understand their disease, the rationale and details of their surgical procedure, and the critical role they play in achieving the best possible outcome.

The patient, my staff, and I are a team. We communicate and collaborate with each other throughout the entire operative process. Afterward, we coordinate follow-up visits and, if necessary, delve into post-surgical recovery and support services. When all that planning and work comes together and results in an improved quality of life for patients and their families, that is when I experience the most satisfaction as a physician.

The majority of surgical procedures performed at UK are minimally invasive which involve small incisions. This results in less scar tissue, and lower risks of infections and complications. It is a privilege to work at UK, where we stand at the forefront of new advances in medicine and surgery for the benefit of our patients and the education of our residents.

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Surgery
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    Sandra Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS - UK HealthCare

Training & Education

Degree

Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio

Residency

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh

Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.83 out of 5
24 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Dr Beck listened more thoroughly than any doctor I've seen yet and is the first in my care for this cindition not to discount prominent symptoms because they didn't feel they could explain them. Dr Beck has my highest rating on all aspects of my care .. I left feeling like I was truly heard and she came up with a tentative diagnosis that truly fits

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    *Dr. Beck is a brilliant doctor and surgeon. She and her staff are exceptional.

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    Dr. Beck in my opinion should be the model for patient care. She remembers not only my case but details about me and shows genuine care and concern. She is thorough and makes sure all questions and concerns are addressed. She does not rush or seem disconnected but remains fully engaged while in the exam room.

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    The medical student who came in prior to Dr Beck was professional, personable, and had thoroughly reviewed my case. I like how he clarified who was in the exam room with me before proceeding. Dr Beck had excellent follow-up with me, with med student coming back in with her. All were on the same page. Future direction for my care was fully explained with time for questions.

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    Dr. Beck made an uncomfortable and awkward appointment go smoothly. I felt more at ease afterward. Also, kudos to her medical student, Tiffany, she was a great listener and relayed my information accurately and effectively to Dr. Beck.
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      I will always recommend Dr. Beck to anyone who needs anything in the realm of colorectal surgery. She is the best surgeon I have been to and she always does a fantastic job. She always takes my opinion into account and lays out my options clearly.
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      Did not offer other treatments, said I have to quit smoking before she would help me
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      *Dr. Beck is the best!
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      Love Dr Beck!
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      Very thorough and understanding
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      *Dr. Beck listens and explains very well. Always friendly and smiles. She is a very caring doctor.
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      Dr. Beck was very professional, very thorough, and genuinely concerned about my health and well being.
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      Dr.Beck has been a really good dr to deal with. She's very personal and answered all my concerns. Would recommend her
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      *Sandra Beck is a WONDERFUL doctor. Her whole office was kind from the moment I walked in the door.
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      *Dr. Beck is very compassionate, caring, understanding, and knowledgeable. She knows what she is doing - one of the very best doctors I've ever had.
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      Dr. Beck was informative regarding my issues.
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      Dr. Beck was very clear & kind about biopsy results and reasons for recommended next steps. Dr. Frankel was assisting. He came to the exam room first to talk with me & laid the groundwork prior to Dr Beck coming in. I like the way the two worked together and were consistent on treatment recommendations. Time was taken to answer questions in a patient, caring way.
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      Everyone was wonderful
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      Dr Beck was amazing
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      Very good
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      Love Dr Beck she is wonderful
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      Very good explanations provided by both Dr. Frankel and Dr. Beck. All my questions and concerns about my upcoming surgery were thoroughly answered. I was not rushed and was afforded all the time needed to learn about my surgical procedures.
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      Dr Beck helped me understand my medical condition and possible treatments. She listens and answers all of my questions - a very caring Doctor.
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      Love my doctor.