Monday – Friday ( 9AM – 4:30PM ) | Phone: 636-916-7100

Welcome to

Benrus Surgical Associates

WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN BEING PHYSICIAN LED AND PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED.

MAIN LOCATIONS

Medical Building #2 70 Jungerman cir. Suite #405 St. Peters, MO. 63376

SATELLITE LOCATION

Progress West Hospital, Medical Building 20 Progress Point Pkwy, Suite 106 O’Fallon, MO. 63368

CONTACT US

Main Office: 636-916-7100
The Exchange : 636-474-0606

CORE SERVICES

PRACTICE AREAS

General Surgery

Appendicitis, biopsy, hernia repair, gallbladder disease & removal, skin cancer surgeries, including melanoma.

Breast surgery

Breast cancer surgeries including fibrocystic disease, sentinel lymph node, and biopsy.

Colorectal Surgery

Colectomy, colon cancer & colon disease, anal fissure & anal fistula, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux).

Progress
West
Hospital
MidRivers
Ambulatory
Surgery Center
Barnes
Jewish
St.Peters
Hospital
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ABOUT

OUR PRATCICE

Benrus Surgical Associates We specialize in general, breast and colorectal surgery, including appendicitis, biopsy, colectomy, colon cancer & colon disease, hernia repair, gallbladder disease & removal, anal fissure & anal fistula, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux), skin cancer surgeries, including melanoma,  and breast cancer surgeries including fibrocystic disease, sentinel lymph node, and biopsy. Call for an appointment today.

OUR HOSPITALS

Barnes
Jewish St. Peters Hospital

Mid Rivers Ambulatory Surgery Center

Progress West Hospital O'Fallon, MO

MEET OUR DOCTORS

KENNETH HACKER MD, FACS

Originally from St. Louis, Dr. Hacker obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Creighton University in Omaha. He completed his general surgery residency at St. Luke’s Hospital-Kansas City. He is a board-certified general surgeon and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He has been with the group since 1996. He performs all aspects of general surgery including laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder disease and reflux.  He has a particular interest in complex hernia repair and often holds courses teaching surgeons various hernia repair techniques.

LAUREL YEAGER MD, FACS

Dr. Yeager is a board-certified general surgeon who has been with Benrus since 1999. She received her undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston and her medical degree from Southern Illinois in Springfield. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals in Madison, Wisconsin. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and The American Society of Breast Surgeons. She lives in St. Charles with her husband, Kevin and their two children, Madison and Olivia. Her interests include breast surgery and general surgery. 

JENNIFER ETLING MD, FACS

Dr. Etling is a board-certified general surgeon, who has been with Benrus Surgical Associates since January 2005. Dr. Etling received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She lives in St. Louis with her husband and four children, Taylor, Tommy, Addison and Avery. Her special interests include general and laparoscopic surgery.

JERAD MILLER MD, FACS, FASCRS

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Miller obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Nebraska. He completed his general surgery residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He then obtained a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery from Grant Hospital in Columbus Ohio. He has been with the group since 2008 and is the only board-certified colorectal surgeon in St. Charles County. His areas of interest are colon and rectal surgery including both benign and malignant pathology. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons as well as the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. 

Melissa Franke, FNP-C

Melissa Franke, FNP-C is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner who began working with Benrus Surgical in 2018. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri and later attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for her bachelor’s in nursing. Melissa attended graduate school at Maryville University in St. Louis for her Family Nurse Practitioner. As a nurse practitioner, Melissa diagnoses and treats many issues presenting to our surgical clinic. She was raised in Idaho but has called Missouri her home since 2005. Melissa lives with her husband Johnathan and their three daughters, Tenley, Taylor, and Tessa.  

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Medical Building #2 |, 70 Jungermann Circle #405, St. Peters

4.6 22 reviews

  • Avatar Shawn Wilson ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Dr. Jared Miller is a top-notch surgeon and I highly recommend him. I had a bowel resection, and a incisional hernia surgery by him and he did great work. Recently, he performed a colonoscopy on me with no issues at all. I was a little … More concerned about having it done after having the bowel resection six years prior. Dr. Miller told me that there was nothing to worry about and he was right.
    Thanks Doc for all you have done for me.
  • Avatar Aleisha B ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I was overall satisfied with everything. I tried to keep Barnes since they know my medical history. The staff and doctors are really nice. Dr. Hacker is great at what he does!!! I had a gallbladder removal and he did amazing with no complications … More and my incisions are not infected or anything. He really saved my life! No more gall bladder attacks im so happy!!!! I CAN'T THANK HIM ENOUGH 😃😃😃
  • Avatar Karol McDonnell ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    I have had excellent care from Dr. Yeager, Dr. Hacker and most recently Dr. Miller. I would highly recommend any of these three surgeons. All of these surgeons have a great bedside manner. If I need any further surgeries in the future, … More I would definitely use Benrus Surgical Associates.
  • Avatar Ryan T ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Fantastic! I went in to have a cost checked out and he said it was fine. He asked if I wanted it removed then and there, and I said sure. After about 6 minutes of "surgery" and 2 stitches I was done and no more cost. Came back … More 1 week later to get the 2 stitched removed which took about 3 minutes to do! I HIGHLY recommend this place!
  • Avatar Brenda Wyhs ★★★★★ a year ago
    Doctor hacker is the best of the best of the best. Not only is he an excellent surgeon his bedside manner is beyond belief. Could not ask for a better doctor because I don't think there is one
  • Avatar K Wagner ★★★★★ 7 years ago
    Wonderful surgeon. Great bedside manner. Office staff excellent.

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