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Main Line HealthCare Physician Network and Marks Colorectal Surgical Associates announce opening of the Colorectal Center at Lankenau Medical Center

Lankenau Medical Center June 15, 2016 News Releases

Main Line HealthCare (MLHC) and the physicians of Marks 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, call 610.645.9093 or visit the practice page.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health's commitment—to deliver advanced medicine for treating and curing disease, playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to be the region's premier choice for clinical care, research, and education. A team of more than 10,000 employees, 3,000 nurses and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health System.

At Main Line Health's core are four of the region's most 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.

Main Line Health also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton, King of Prussia and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region's largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care, and service, including U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, System Magnet® designation; the nation's highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect, equity, and inclusion, has proudly received awards in this area and has embraced the American Hospital Association's #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education, and research to help patients stay healthy and live their best lives.

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About Main Line HealthCare

Main Line HealthCare, the employed multi-specialty physician network of Main Line Health, includes nearly 400 community and hospital-based physicians spanning over 30 clinical specialties and subspecialties.