Luis De La Torre-Mondragon, MD
Visiting Associate Professor, Surgery-Peds Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, National Autonomous University Of Mexico (1988)
Languages: Spanish, English
Department: Surgery-Peds Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Pediatric Colorectal Surgeon

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily focused on long-term outcomes of patients born with Hirschsprung disease, imperforate anus, cloaca anomaly, idiopathic constipation, and colorectal problems. The surgical reconstruction and associated malformations. I also believe in education and helping other countries to achieve excellence upon treatment of these conditions.

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2019)
    School of Medicine, Surgery
    Pediatric Colorectal Surgery; Hirschsprung Disease; Anorectal and Urogenital Malformations (imperforate anus, cloaca, cloacal exstrophy, vaginal agenesis); Total Colonic Aganglionosis; Bowel Management (fecal incontinence and idiopathic constipation).

Publications

  • Hall J, Schletker J, Judd-Glossy L, Edmonds T, Krause A, Simmons H, Ketzer J, Peña A, De la Torre L, Bischoff A. A review of adopted colorectal patients: a parent's perspective. Pediatr Surg Int. 2021 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33475771
  • Schletker J, Wiersch J, Ketzer J, Edmonds T, Krause A, Simmons H, Peña A, De La Torre L, Bischoff A. An overview of opioid usage and regional anesthesia for patients undergoing repair of anorectal malformation. Pediatr Surg Int. 2021 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33415489
  • Judd-Glossy L, Ariefdjohan M, Ketzer J, Curry S, Schletker J, Edmonds T, Krause A, Simmons H, Pena A, De La Torre L, Bischoff A. Analysis of patients' and caregivers' psychosocial functioning in colorectal conditions: comparison of diagnosis, gender, and developmental functioning. Pediatr Surg Int. 2021 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33423102
  • Olivos M, Correa C, De la Torre L. Current practice of rectal biopsies for the diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease in Latin America: an international online survey. Pediatr Surg Int. 2021 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33433662
  • Alaniz VI, Wilcox DT, Arnold M, Bodmer JL, de la Torre L, Peña A, Bischoff A. Neovagina stricture complicated by high-grade dysplasia in a patient with history of cloaca and ulcerative colitis: a case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Surg Int. 2021 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33433664
  • Bischoff A, Guimaraes CVA, Mirsky DM, Santos-Jasso KA, Zaretsky MV, Ketzer J, Hall J, Mueller C, de La Torre L, Peña A, Meyers ML. Visualization of the fetal anus by prenatal ultrasound for the diagnosis of anorectal malformations: is it feasible?. Pediatr Surg Int. 2021 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33399927
  • Bischoff A, De La Torre L, Peña A. Letter to the Editor, “Assessing the benefit of reoperations in patients who suffer from fecal incontinence after repair of their anorectal malformation”. J Pedi Surg. Article in Press.:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2021.01.019
  • Bischoff A, de La Torre L, Peña A. Comparative effectiveness of imaging modalities for preoperative assessment of anorectal malformation in the pediatric population. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Feb;55(2):354. PubMed PMID: 31718867
  • De La Torre L, Zornoza M, Peña A, Bischoff A, Ketzer J, Ruiz A. Transanal rectal mucosectomy and muscular plication: A new technique for rectal prolapse in patients with an anorectal malformation. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Nov;55(11):2531-2535. PubMed PMID: 32586611
  • Vuille-Dit-Bille RN, de La Torre L, Hall J, Ketzer J, Peña A, Bischoff A. Hirschsprung disease and anorectal malformations - An uncommon association. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 May 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32507634
  • Peña A, De La Torre L, Belkind-Gerson J, Lovell M, Ketzer J, Bealer J, Bischoff A. Enema-Induced spastic left colon syndrome: An unintended consequence of chronic enema use. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33199058
  • Dewberry L, Alaniz V, Wilcox D, De La Torre L, Peña A, Bischoff A. From Prenatal Diagnosis Through Transition to Adult Care: What Everyone Should Know About Anorectal Malformations. Curr Treat Optios Peds 6(2020) 91-100. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s40746-020-00194-4
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Professional Memberships

  • American Pediatric Surgical Association, Member
  • American Academic of Pediatrics, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

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

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery (1994, 2019)
  • Pediatric Colorectal Surgery, Specialized Training (1995)
  • Pediatric Surgery, Certificate (1994)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
My many clinical interests include congenital colorectal problems such as Anorectal and Urogenital malformation (imperforate anus, cloaca, cloacal exstrophy, vaginal agenesis); Hirschsprung Disease; Total Colonic Aganglionosis; Bowel Management (fecal incontinence and idiopathic constipation).

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the best surgical and clinical care for my patients. I believe in devoting time to patients and family explaining and discussing prognosis, long-term expectations as well as surgical reconstruction and possible future implications. I also believe in following our patients throughout life.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, watching good movies, and practicing outside sports (running, biking, swimming). I also enjoy traveling the world to try to improve colorectal care for children everywhere.

Volunteer Activities
Traveling the world to try to improve colorectal care everywhere. I have traveled to more than 30 different countries to give lectures and live surgical demonstrations on how to treat congenital colorectal problems.

Public Speaking
Yes
Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Problems in Children. From prenatal to long-term outcomes. 3-day intensive workshop with live surgical demonstrations.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, National Autonomous University Of Mexico (1988)
Languages: Spanish, English
Department: Surgery-Peds Surgery
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