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Surgery / General Surgery - Colon & Rectal

Matthew Silviera, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery


Specialty Areas
Colon & Rectal Surgery

Patients Seen At
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Floor Disorders (COPE)
Medical Building One
1040 N. Mason Road, Suite 120
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
(314) 454-7177
Fax:   (314) 454-5249
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Center for Advanced Medicine
GI Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite G, 8th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
(314) 454-7177
Fax:   (314) 454-5249
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Campus Box 8109 , 660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63110

Medical Education
Bachelor of Science: Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 2001
Medical Degree: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005
Master of Science: Clinical Research and Transitional Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010
Residency: General Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012
Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2013
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Silviera ML, Smith BP, Powell J, Sapienza C.  Epigenetic differences in normal colon mucosa of cancer patients suggests altered dietary metabolic pathways. Cancer Prevention Research.  2012 Mar.

Smith BP, Seamon MJ, Silviera ML, Dempsey DT.  Health care disparities and delay in operation for intestinal obstruction.  Journal of Surgical Research.  2011 Feb.

Silviera ML, Migaly J.  Laparoscopic proctectomy for rectal cancer- A review    of the current literature.  US Gastroenterology and Hepatology Review, 2010.

Silviera ML.  Examining the Hispanic paradox in post-operative complication rates.  Master’s thesis.  Retrieved from ProQuest/UMI: Ann Arbor, MI. 2010.  Publication number AAT 1479036.

Silviera ML, Smith BP, Migaly J.  Obesity is associated with inadequate lymph node harvest in laparoscopic right hemicolectomy.  Surgical Endoscopy. 2010 Apr.

Boden G, Silviera ML, Smith B, Cheung P, Homko C.  Acute tissue injury caused by subcutaneous fat biopsies produces endoplasmic reticulum stress.  The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2010 Jan.

Silviera ML, Seamon MJ, Porshinsky B, Prosciak MP, Doraiswamy VA, Wang CF, Lorenzo M, Truitt M, Biboa J, Jarvis AM, Narula VK, Steinberg SM, Stawicki SP.  Complications related to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a comprehensive clinical review.  Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases. 2009 Mar.

Evans DC, Doraiswamy VA, Prosciak MP, Silviera ML, Seamon MJ, Rodriguez Funes V, Cipolla J, Wang CF, Kavuturu S, Torigian DA, Cook CH, Lindsey DE, Steinberg SM, Stawicki SP.  Complications associated with pulmonary artery catheters: a comprehensive clinical review.  Scandinavian Journal of Surgery. 2009.

Price M, Lang MG, Frank AT, Goetting-Minesky MP, Patel SP, Silviera ML, Krady JK, Milner RJ, Ewing AG, Day JR.  Seven cDNAs enriched following hippocampal lesion: possible roles in neuronal responses to injury.  Brain Research. Molecular Brain Research. 2003 Sep 10.

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