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Sara Holden, MDSara Holden, MD  

Sara Holden, MD, is a minimally invasive surgeon who specializes in abdominal wall hernia repair, minimally invasive management of benign foregut disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), endoscopic treatment of achalasia (POEM procedure), gallbladder surgery, and solid organ surgery (adrenal, spleen). 

Dr. Holden says it is very gratifying to operate on a patient in order to restore his or her abdominal wall function. It can be life-changing for the patient and it is wonderful to be a part of that.

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Health Update

Robotic assistance takes most of the pain out of removing rare tumor

Sometimes your day just doesn’t go as planned, just ask Neil Schoenherr.

Neil was at Barnes-Jewish Hospital being prepared for an outpatient medical procedure. He recalls, “I had already been given the relaxation medication and was literally on my way into the operating room. The doctor came out and told me there was a mass on my CT scan, he didn’t know exactly what it was yet, but they couldn’t go through with the scheduled procedure today.”


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