(Wynnewood, PA – June 14, 2016) – Main Line HealthCare (MLHC) and the physicians ofMarks Colorectal Surgical Associates announce the opening of the Colorectal Center at Lankenau Medical Center. Patients travel to Lankenau Medical Center from around the world to receive colorectal procedures perfected by Marks Colorectal Surgical Associates, comprised of John H. Marks, MD, Section Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Main Line Health and Medical Director of the Colorectal Cancer Program at Lankenau Medical Center;Gerald Marks, MD; and Henry P. Schoonyoung, MD. The practice now has a dedicated, state-of-the-art space to treat patients with a wide range of colorectal conditions and diseases.
The Colorectal Center at Lankenau Medical Center provides comprehensive treatment and surgical care for patients with colon and rectal cancers, and other disorders of the small intestines, colon, rectum and anus. In addition to surgical procedures, patients may also be referred to the Colorectal Center at Lankenau Medical Center for medical oncology (chemotherapy) and/or radiation.
Drs. John and Gerald Marks make up a father-son team who has pioneered significant breakthroughs that are now considered worldwide standards of care for colorectal cancer treatment. Together with Dr. Schoonyoung, MD, the team has extensive expertise in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic-assisted colorectal surgery, leading to better outcomes and a higher quality of life for patients after surgery. With an unparalleled record of scientific discovery, innovative surgical techniques and excellent patient outcomes, Marks Colorectal Surgical Associates has been recognized nationally and internationally for transforming medical breakthroughs into everyday patient care.
The practice, which was formerly located in Lankenau Medical Center’s Medical Office Building West, is now located in Suite 375 of the Medical Science Building. The 6,000-square-foot Center has been designed with unsurpassed amenities and cutting-edge technologies to maximize comfort in a healing environment. Private waiting and reception areas, modern exam rooms with adjoining private bathrooms, and patient education stations ensure that each patient experiences the utmost comfort and privacy. Surgical patients are admitted to a dedicated inpatient floor in Lankenau Medical Center’s state-of-the-art Heart Pavilion, staffed by specially-trained nurses skilled in post-operative colorectal care.
The Colorectal Center at Lankenau Medical Center has convenient office hours, including same-day and next-day appointments. They are currently accepting new patients and participate in most insurance plans, including HMOs and PPOs. To schedule an appointment with Marks Colorectal Surgical Associates at the Colorectal Center at Lankenau Medical Center, or for more information about the Center, call610.645.9093 or visit https://www.mainlinehealth.org/markscolorectal.
About Main Line Health
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health (MLH) is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region’s respected acute care hospitals — Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital — as well as one of the nation’s premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital; Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; and Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, a home health service. Main Line Health also consists of Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multi-specialty physician networks, and the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit biomedical research organization located on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center. Main Line Health is also comprised of four outpatient health centers located in Broomall, Collegeville, Exton, and Newtown Square. To learn more, visit mainlinehealth.org.