Dr. Lexine Yurcho

Dr Lexine Yurcho

Dr. Lexine Yurcho is a colorectal surgeon who specializes in diseases of the colon, rectum and the anus. She is the only female colorectal surgeon in the Central Coast as well as the only female performing colonoscopies in the area. She treats a wide variety of anorectal diseases including but not limited to hemorrhoids, fissures, and fistulas. She also understands the sometimes embarrassing nature of her field, particularly when dealing with anorectal disorders.

In regards to complex abdominal surgeries, she is currently the only Robotically trained Colorectal surgeon in the region and offers a minimally invasive approach to a wide variety of procedures including but not limited to treatment of diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, pelvic floor disorders, and gastrointestinal cancers such as colon cancer, rectal cancer and anal cancer.  She also offers transanal minimally invasive surgery for rectal polyps and early rectal cancer.

Special Interests Include robotic assisted "da Vinci” surgeries.

Exceptional qualifications and experience

  • Certification: American Board of Surgery

  • Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Saint Vincent Hospital/Allegheny Health, Erie, Pennsylvania

  • Residency: General Surgery, University California San Francisco - Fresno Campus, Fresno, California

  • Internship: Surgery Intern, University California San Francisco - Fresno Campus, Fresno, California

  • Medical Degree: Ross University School of Medicine

Professional affiliations and appointments

  • Member: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Southern California Chapter of American College of Surgeons

  • Hospital Privileges: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Goleta Valley Hospital, Santa Barbara Surgery Center

In her free time, Dr. Yurcho enjoys surfing, running, and spending time outdoors with her family

We are here for you

Would you like to learn more about colon and rectal surgery in Santa Barbara, California? Request a consultation online with Dr. Lexine Yurcho or call the office of Advanced Surgical Associates at (805) 730-1470. She routinely sees patients from Santa Barbara County, as well as surrounding regions including San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County.