Elisa Birnbaum, MD
Professor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine (1985)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Wisconsin–Madison (WI) (1981)
Residency:
  • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (1990)
Fellowships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Colon and Rectal Surgery (1991)
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery

Publications

  • Bordeianou LG, Anger J, Boutros M, Birnbaum E, Carmichael JC, Connell K, De EJB, Mellgren A, Staller K, Vogler SA, Weinstein MM, Yafi FA, Hull T. Measuring pelvic floor disorder symptoms using patient-reported instruments: proceedings of the consensus meeting of the pelvic floor consortium of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the International Continence Society, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction. Tech Coloproctol. 2019 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31823193
  • Noble R, Moore HB, Velopulos CG, Birnbaum E, Vogel JB. Pneumoperitoneum not created equally. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Aug;87(2):502-504. PubMed PMID: 31348405
  • Papaconstantinou HT, Birnbaum EH, Ricciardi R, Margolin DA, Moesinger RC, Lichliter WE, Thomas JS, Bergamaschi R. Impact of a Novel Surgical Wound Protection Device on Observed versus Expected Surgical Site Infection Rates after Colectomy Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Risk Calculator. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2019 Jan;20(1):35-38. PubMed PMID: 30234435
  • Chapman BC, Goodman K, Hosokawa P, Gleisner A, Cowan ML, Birnbaum E, Vogel JD. Improved survival in rectal cancer patients who are treated with long-course versus short-course neoadjuvant radiotherapy: A propensity-matched analysis of the NCDB. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Mar;119(4):518-531. PubMed PMID: 30637750
  • Fleshman J, Branda ME, Sargent DJ, Boller AM, George VV, Abbas MA, Peters WR Jr, Maun DC, Chang GJ, Herline A, Fichera A, Mutch MG, Wexner SD, Whiteford MH, Marks J, Birnbaum E, Margolin DA, Larson DW, Marcello PW, Posner MC, Read TE, Monson JRT, Wren SM, Pisters PWT, Nelson H. Disease-free Survival and Local Recurrence for Laparoscopic Resection Compared With Open Resection of Stage II to III Rectal Cancer: Follow-up Results of the ACOSOG Z6051 Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Surg. 2019 Apr;269(4):589-595. PubMed PMID: 30080730
  • Papaconstantinou HT, Birnbaum EH, Ricciardi R, Margolin DA, Moesinger RC, Lichliter WE, Thomas JS, Bergamaschi R. Impact of a Novel Surgical Wound Protection Device on Observed versus Expected Surgical Site Infection Rates after Colectomy Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Risk Calculator. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2018 Sep 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30234435
  • Fleshman J, Branda ME, Sargent DJ, Boller AM, George VV, Abbas MA, Peters WR Jr, Maun DC, Chang GJ, Herline A, Fichera A, Mutch MG, Wexner SD, Whiteford MH, Marks J, Birnbaum E, Margolin DA, Larson DW, Marcello PW, Posner MC, Read TE, Monson JRT, Wren SM, Pisters PWT, Nelson H. Disease-free Survival and Local Recurrence for Laparoscopic Resection Compared With Open Resection of Stage II to III Rectal Cancer: Follow-up Results of the ACOSOG Z6051 Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Surg. 2018 Aug 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30080730
  • Geltzeiler CB, Birnbaum EH, Silviera ML, Mutch MG, Vetter J, Wise PE, Hunt SR, Glasgow SC. Combined rectopexy and sacrocolpopexy is safe for correction of pelvic organ prolapse. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2018 Oct;33(10):1453-1459. PubMed PMID: 30076441
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Practice Locations

Multispecialty Surgery - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2700

Lone Tree Surgery Center
9218 Kimmer Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-553-1402

UCH - Cancer Center
1665 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0300

UCHealth - Lone Tree Health Center
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-848-2200

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery, Board Certification (1992, 2011)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Digestive System - Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Digestive System
  • Digestive System - Hemorrhoids
  • Digestive System - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis
  • Cancers - Cancer Surgery
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Colorectal Cancer
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include surgical management of fecal incontinence, constipation, pelvic floor abnormalities as well as the surgical management of colorectal cancers, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, diverticulitis and anorectal diseases.

Care Philosophy
I believe in a multidiscipline approach to colorectal diseases. I am dedicated to management of colorectal diseases in a minimal approach (robotically and laparoscopically) if possible.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine (1985)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Wisconsin–Madison (WI) (1981)
Residency Programs:
  • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (1990)
Fellowships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Colon and Rectal Surgery (1991)
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
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