John Bealer, MD
Professor, Surgery-Peds Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (1986)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA/BS, University of Missouri–Kansas City (MO) (1985)
Internship:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program (1987)
Residency:
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (1992)
Fellowships:
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center/Children's Hospital Program, Pediatric Surgery (1997)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Peds Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Surgery-Peds Surgery
  • Director, Bowel Management Program

Publications

  • Bischoff A, Bealer J, Wilcox DT, Peña A. Error traps and culture of safety in anorectal malformations. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jun;28(3):131-134. PubMed PMID: 31171146
  • Peña A, Bealer J, Bischoff A. Re: "Assessing the long term manometric outcomes in patients with previous laparoscopic anorectoplasty (LARP) and posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP)" by Chung, et al. JPS. Vol. 53, no. 10 October 2018?pp1933-1936. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jun;54(6):1262. PubMed PMID: 30851957
  • Bischoff A, Bealer J, Peña A. Critical analysis of fecal incontinence scores. Pediatr Surg Int. 2016 Aug;32(8):737-41. PubMed PMID: 27357400

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Outpatient Specialty Care
4125 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-305-9000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Surgery, Board Certification (2009)
  • Surgery, Board Certification (2010)
  • Americal Board of Surgery-Pediatric Surgery, Board Certification (2000)
  • American Board of Surgery-Adult General Surgery, Board Certification (1993)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health - Infant and Toddler Health
  • Skin, Hair and Nails - Burns
  • Surgery
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Skin, Hair and Nails
  • Cancers - Pediatric Cancer
  • Cancers
  • Digestive System - Surgical Endoscopy
  • Digestive System
  • Digestive System - Pancreas Surgery
  • Digestive System - Intestinal Failure / Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Digestive System - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis
  • Digestive System - Hernia
  • Digestive System - Hepatology (Liver Disorders)
  • Digestive System - Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Digestive System - Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Digestive System - Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems)
  • Digestive System - Biliary Surgery
  • Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery - Major Liver Surgery (Hepatobiliary)
  • Surgery - Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Failed Prior Surgery
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
Clinical Interests
I am a general pediatric surgeon whose practice is exclusively for children and primarily for issues that involve the chest and abdomen. My practice encompasses most congenital GI anomalies, including anorectal malformations as well as congenital lung anomalies. I am also the trauma medical director for Children's Hospital Colorado Colorado Springs and provide care for most childhood injuries. My practice also includes abdominal wall defects such as various types of hernia, testicle issues such as torsion and undescended testicles, appendicitis, biliary disease and solid tumors of childhood. I perform most of my procedures using advanced, minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. Finally, I have a background and training in fetal surgery. I provide prenatal counseling to pregnant women whose fetus (baby in the womb) has been discovered to have a surgical issue on prenatal ultrasound examinations.

Care Philosophy
When caring for a child who needs surgery, it must be remembered that the parents are intimately involved in the process. The child requires kindness and compassion while the parents need information and confidence in their child's surgeon. I have dedicated my career to trying to provide for the needs of both my patients and their parents.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (1986)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA/BS, University of Missouri–Kansas City (MO) (1985)
Internships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program (1987)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (1992)
Fellowships:
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center/Children's Hospital Program, Pediatric Surgery (1997)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Peds Surgery
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