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Sandra J. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Section Head, Colorectal Surgery
Sandra J. Beck, MD, FACS, FASCRS
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  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Cancer Team
  • General Surgery
This provider offers TeleCare
  • Conditions treated

    Benign colon diseases and their complications,  Colon and rectal cancer,  Complex anal-rectal disorders,  Diverticulitis,  Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • 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 Statement

    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


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


    Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh


    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

    American Board of Surgery

  • Procedures performed

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

    Gastrointestinal Cancer

    Multidisciplinary Clinic

    Whitney Hendrickson Building
    UK Markey Cancer Center
    Whitney-Hendrickson Building
    800 Rose St.
    First Floor
    Lexington, KY 40536

    A parking lot is located near the Whitney-Hendrickson Building, accessible via Hospital Drive. Get directions to Whitney-Hendrickson.

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