History of San Diego Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Dr. Launer, the founding member of the practice, came to La Jolla in 1979. For many years he was in a very successful and prestigious large group practice. He embarked upon solo practice in 1996 and began to focus primarily on colon and rectal surgery. Dr. Worsey was recruited from the Cleveland Clinic where Dr. Launer also trained in 1999. The partnership was formalized in 2001 as Advanced Surgical Associates, the practice name being changed to San Diego Colon and Rectal Surgeons in 2008 to reflect the specialized practice. Sadly Dr. Launer died in 2010.

In 2013 Dr. Beiermeister joined the practice and he and Dr. Worsey are the only fellowship trained colon and rectal surgeons here on the campus of Scripps Memorial in La Jolla.

The practice specializes in all aspects of colon and rectal surgery but has a particular expertise and experience in laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery, colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel surgery and complex reoperative surgery.

The majority of major operations are performed with both surgeons present to ensure an efficient, safe and effective procedure. We do not employ allied health providers and care is given by the surgeons at all times. We pride ourselves on our excellent surgical outcomes and provision of compassionate state of the art care.