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Matthew G. Mutch, MD

Associate Professor, Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Program Director, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Specialty Areas

Colorectal Surgery
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Colon and Rectal Cancer
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Crohn's Disease

Board Certifications

General Surgery
Colon & Rectal Surgery

Areas of Clinical Interest

Colorectal cancer, colon cancer, cancer of the rectum, benign colorectal disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, 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, anal fistula, incontinence.

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Gastrointestinal Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 8
Office Phone: (314) 454-7177
Fax: (314) 454-5249

Siteman Cancer Center - South County

5225 MidAmerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129

Office Phone: (314) 454-7177

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building One

1040 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Office Phone: (314) 454-7177
Fax: (314) 454-5249

Education

Education

Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Leahy Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts 2002
Chief Residency: Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2001
Residency: Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2000
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 1996
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1994
B.S.: Chemistry, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota 1990

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Acute health care resource utilization for ileostomy patients is higher than expected.
Tyler JA, Fox JP, Dharmarajan S, Silviera ML, Hunt SR, Wise PE, Mutch MG
Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Dec; 57(12)1412-20. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000246.

PMID:
    25380008
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Accordion complication grading predicts short-term outcome after right colectomy.
Klos CL, Safar B, Hunt SR, Wise PE, Birnbaum EH, Mutch MG, Fleshman JW, Dharmarajan S
J Surg Res. 2014 Aug; 190(2)510-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2013.11.1084.

PMID:
    24485152
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Obesity increases risk for pouch-related complications following restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA).
Klos CL, Safar B, Jamal N, Hunt SR, Wise PE, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW, Mutch MG, Dharmarajan S
J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Mar; 18(3)573-9. doi: 10.1007/s11605-013-2353-8.

PMID:
    24091910
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Time to initiation of postoperative chemotherapy: an outcome measure for patients undergoing laparoscopic resection for rectal cancer.
Strouch MJ, Zhou G, Fleshman JW, Birnbaum EH, Hunt SR, Mutch MG
Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Aug; 56(8)945-51. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0b013e318290ce30.

PMID:
    23838862
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Treatment of fistula-in-ano using a porcine small intestinal submucosa anal fistula plug.
Cintron JR, Abcarian H, Chaudhry V, Singer M, Hunt S, Birnbaum E, Mutch MG, Fleshman J
Tech Coloproctol. 2013 Apr; 17(2)187-91. doi: 10.1007/s10151-012-0897-3.

PMID:
    23053440
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Is an elective diverting colostomy warranted in patients with an endoscopically obstructing rectal cancer before neoadjuvant chemotherapy?
Patel JA, Fleshman JW, Hunt SR, Safar B, Birnbaum EH, Lin AY, Mutch MG
Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 Mar; 55(3)249-55. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0b013e3182411a8f.

PMID:
    22469790
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The efficacy of nonoperative management of acute complicated diverticulitis.
Dharmarajan S, Hunt SR, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW, Mutch MG
Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Jun; 54(6)663-71. doi: 10.1007/DCR.0b013e31820ef759.

PMID:
    21552049
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinically enlarged lateral pelvic lymph nodes do not influence prognosis after neoadjuvant therapy and TME in stage III rectal cancer.
Dharmarajan S, Shuai D, Fajardo AD, Birnbaum EH, Hunt SR, Mutch MG, Fleshman JW, Lin AY
J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Aug; 15(8)1368-74. doi: 10.1007/s11605-011-1533-7.

PMID:
    21533959
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy: does the national surgical quality improvement program tell the whole story?
Mutch MG
Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Feb; 54(2)142-3. doi: 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181fb4249.

PMID:
    21228659
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Thymidylate synthase genotype-directed neoadjuvant chemoradiation for patients with rectal adenocarcinoma.
Tan BR, Thomas F, Myerson RJ, Zehnbauer B, Trinkaus K, Malyapa RS, Mutch MG, Abbey EE, Alyasiry A, Fleshman JW, McLeod HL
J Clin Oncol. 2011 Mar 1; 29(7)875-83. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2010.32.3212.

PMID:
    21205745
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Laparoscopic vs open resection for patients with rectal cancer: comparison of perioperative outcomes and long-term survival.
Baik SH, Gincherman M, Mutch MG, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW
Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Jan; 54(1)6-14. doi: 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181fd19d0.

PMID:
    21160307
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ex vivo sentinel lymph node mapping in laparoscopic resection of colon cancer.
Rivet EB, Mutch MG, Ritter JH, Khan AA, Lewis JS, Winslow E, Fleshman JW
Colorectal Dis. 2011 Nov; 13(11)1249-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2010.02450.x.

PMID:
    21083799
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Complicated diverticulitis: are there indications for laparoscopic lavage and drainage?
Mutch MG
Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Nov; 53(11)1465-6. doi: 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181f2ee44.

PMID:
    20940592
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Laparoscopic versus open 2-stage ileal pouch: laparoscopic approach allows for faster restoration of intestinal continuity.
Fajardo AD, Dharmarajan S, George V, Hunt SR, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW, Mutch MG
J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Sep; 211(3)377-83. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2010.05.018.

PMID:
    20800195
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Laparoscopic colectomy using cancer principles is appropriate for colonoscopically unresectable adenomas of the colon.
Loungnarath R, Mutch MG, Birnbaum EH, Read TE, Fleshman JW
Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Jul; 53(7)1017-22. doi: 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181df0b8f.

PMID:
    20551753
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Stage IV rectal cancer with liver metastases: is there a benefit to resection of the primary tumor?
Cellini C, Hunt SR, Fleshman JW, Birnbaum EH, Bierhals AJ, Mutch MG
World J Surg. 2010 May; 34(5)1102-8. doi: 10.1007/s00268-010-0483-7.

PMID:
    20177683
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ex vivo sentinel lymph node mapping in patients undergoing proctectomy for rectal cancer.
Finan KR, Lewis JS Jr, Winslow E, Mutch MG, Birnbaum EH, Fleshman JW
Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Mar; 53(3)243-50. doi: 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181c3822b.

PMID:
    20173468
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Video. Transanal single-port low anterior resection in a cadaver model.
Fajardo AD, Hunt SR, Fleshman JW, Mutch MG
Surg Endosc. 2010 Jul; 24(7)1765. doi: 10.1007/s00464-009-0838-z.

PMID:
    20054571
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A multicenter study of prevalence and risk factors for aberrant crypt foci.
Mutch MG, Schoen RE, Fleshman JW, Rall CJ, Dry S, Seligson D, Charabaty A, Chia D, Umar A, Viner J, Hawk E, Pinsky PF
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 May; 7(5)568-74.

PMID:
    19418605
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Laparoscopic vs. open total abdominal colectomy for severe colitis: impact on recovery and subsequent completion restorative proctectomy.
Chung TP, Fleshman JW, Birnbaum EH, Hunt SR, Dietz DW, Read TE, Mutch MG
Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Jan; 52(1)4-10. doi: 10.1007/DCR.0b013e3181975701.

PMID:
    19273949
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2014.

Company Name: Applied Medical

Royalties:

Equity: Yes

Consulting/Advisory Board:

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Reporting Date: May 01, 2015