R. Barry Melbert, MD, FACS, FASCRS

“The secret to successful treatment is personalized care. I always try to take the time to work one-on-one with patients during their program. My patients know that I am always available for them. I explain everything I do and encourage patients to ask questions. In the end, they aren’t just healed, they’re educated too.”

Years of training, for highly effective care

“I believe that the key to successful treatment is a solid educational background. To achieve this, I attended respected schools and continue to work hard to attain the very best education possible. I’m grateful for the knowledge I’ve received and the skills I’ve developed, because they will be the foundation for my personalized, effective care for years to come.”

  • Board-Certified: Colon and Rectal Surgery, General Surgery
  • MD: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Surgery, Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
  • Residency: General Surgery, Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
  • Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Northwest Colon and Rectal Clinic, Seattle, WA
  • Licensed: State of Indiana

Actively involved through professional affiliations

“Professional memberships are another way I work to keep current on new developments in my field. They also challenge me to broaden my knowledge. After extensive study, I earned these titles that certify my expertise in a wide variety of surgical procedures. The interaction with my peers and colleagues always gives me access to new and changing information. That way, my patients benefit from the latest treatment methods.”

  • Fellow: American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Member: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; American Medical Association; Indiana State Medical Association; Indianapolis Medical Society; Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

Taking a leading role in surgical care

“By participating in the activities of my medical community, I can help other doctors increase their knowledge and provide good surgical care to their patients.”

  • Consultant/Lecturer: American Cancer Society; Ethicon Endosurgery
  • Associate Instructor: Indiana University Department of Surgery
  • Faculty/Lecturer: Methodist Surgery Education Program
  • Hospital Affiliations: Franciscan St. Francis Health; Community Hospital South; Mooresville Endoscopy Center; Mooresville Surgery Center; Franciscan Surgery Center; Indiana Surgery Center
  • Faculty: Indiana University School of Medicine Colon and Rectal Residency Program
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