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Matthew G. Mutch, MD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency

Medical School

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1994

Post Doctoral Education

Residency: Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1996

Research Fellowship: Surgical Oncology & Endocrine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1998

Residency: Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000

Chief Residency: Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001

Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts, 2002

Board Certifications

General Surgery--Certified
Colon and Rectal Surgery--Certified

Honors and Awards

Best Doctors In America, 2011

Missouri Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Resident Competition, 3rd Place, 2001

Samuel A. Wells, Jr. Residents Research Award, 1998

Clinical Interests

Dr. Mutch specializes in colon and rectal surgery and cancer as well as inflammatory bowel disease. Other areas of clinical interest include incontinence, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, familial polyposis, genetics, rectal prolapse, obstetrical injuries, anal sphincter, rectal-vaginal fistulas, pelvic floor malfunctions, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, anal fissure and anal fistula.

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

GI Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, Floor 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-7177
Fax: (314) 454-5249

Barnes Jewish West County Hospital
1040 North Mason Road
Professional Office Building One
Suite 120
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 454-7177
Fax: (314) 454-5249

Siteman Cancer Center-South County
Interstate 55 and Butler Hill Road
St. Louis, MO 631281
(314) 454-7177
Fax: (314) 454-5249

Contact Information

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Campus Box 8109, 660 S. Euclid Ave.
Suite 14102 Queeny Tower
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 454-7177

Selected Publications

Fleshman JW, Mutch MG. The efficacy of nonoperative management of acute complicated diverticulitis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Jun;54(6):663-71.

Dharmarajan S, Shuai D, Fajardo AD, Birnbaum EH, Hunt SR, Mutch MG, Fleshman JW, Lin AY. Clinically enlarged lateral pelvic lymph nodes do not influence prognosis after neoadjuvant therapy and TME in stage III rectal cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Aug;15(8):1368-74.

Mutch MG. Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy: does the national surgical quality improvement program tell the whole story? Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Feb;54(2):142-3.

Tan BR, Thomas F, Myerson RJ, Zehnbauer B, Trinkaus K, Malyapa RS, Mutch MG, Abbey EE, Alyasiry A, Fleshman JW, McLeod HL. Thymidylate synthase genotype-directed neoadjuvant chemoradiation for patients with rectal adenocarcinoma. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Mar 1;29(7):875-83.

Baik SH, Gincherman M, Mutch MG, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW. Laparoscopic vs open resection for patients with rectal cancer: comparison of perioperative outcomes and long-term survival. Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Jan;54(1):6-14.

Rivet EB, Mutch MG, Ritter JH, Khan AA, Lewis JS, Winslow E, Fleshman JW. Ex vivo sentinel lymph node mapping in laparoscopic resection of colon cancer. Colorectal Dis. 2011 Nov;13(11):1249-55.

Mutch MG. Complicated diverticulitis: are there indications for laparoscopic lavage and drainage? Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Nov;53(11):1465-6.

Fajardo AD, Dharmarajan S, George V, Hunt SR, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW, Mutch MG. Laparoscopic versus open 2-stage ileal pouch: laparoscopic approach allows for faster restoration of intestinal continuity. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Sep;211(3):377-83.

Loungnarath R, Mutch MG, Birnbaum EH, Read TE, Fleshman JW. Laparoscopic colectomy using cancer principles is appropriate for colonoscopically unresectable adenomas of the colon. Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Jul;53(7):1017-22.

Cellini C, Hunt SR, Fleshman JW, Birnbaum EH, Bierhals AJ, Mutch MG. Stage IV rectal cancer with liver metastases: is there a benefit to resection of the primary tumor? World J Surg. 2010 May;34(5):1102-8.

Finan KR, Lewis JS Jr, Winslow E, Mutch MG, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW. Ex vivo sentinel lymph node mapping in patients undergoing proctectomy for rectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Mar;53(3):243-50.

Fajardo AD, Hunt SR, Fleshman JW, Mutch MG. Video. Transanal single-port low anterior resection in a cadaver model. Surg Endosc. 2010 Jul;24(7):1765.

Mutch MG, Mph RE, Fleshman JW, Rall CJ, Dry S, Seligson D, Charabaty A, Chia D, Dvm AU, Viner J, Hawk E, Pinsky PF. A Multi-Center Study of Prevalence and Risk Factors for Aberrant Crypt Foci. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Feb 3.

Mutch MG, Schoen RE, Fleshman JW, Rall CJ, Dry S, Seligson D, Charabaty A, Chia D, Umar A, Viner J, Hawk E, Pinsky PF. A multicenter study of prevalence and risk factors for aberrant crypt foci. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 May;7(5):568-74.

Chung TP, Fleshman JW, Birnbaum EH, Hunt SR, Dietz DW, Read TE, Mutch MG. Laparoscopic vs. open total abdominal colectomy for severe colitis: impact on recovery and subsequent completion restorative proctectomy. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Jan;52(1):4-10.

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Chapters

Mutch MG and Linehan D. The Small Bowel. In: The Washington University Manual of Surgery. 3rd edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. (in press)

Mutch MG and Lairemore TC. Pheochromocytoma and Hyperparathyroidism in MEN 2. In: Surgical Endocrinology. 1st edition. Lippincott-Raven Publishers; 1998.

Mutch MG and Allen BT. Minor Surgical Procedures. In: The Washington University Manual of Surgery. 2nd edition. Boston: Little-Brown and Company; 1997.