Douglas A. Brewer, MD

Brewer2015A Warner Robins native, Dr. Brewer graduated from Northside High School in 1979 and earned a BS degree in Biochemistry, cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1983. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, graduating with Honors in the top 5% of his class in 1987. Dr. Brewer’s post-graduate education includes five years of general surgery residency at the University of Louisville under the Internationally renowned Hiram C. Polk, Jr., Chairman of the Department of Surgery. He completed a one year research and clinical fellowship as a surgical registrar and research fellow at the University of Sydney in Australia in 1990. This included both clinical and basic science research into the genetics and family history of colon and rectal cancer where he completed two peer review articles related to these topics. He completed his training with a one year clinical fellowship in colorectal surgery at the prestigious Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts. For the past decade, Dr. Brewer and Colorectal Surgery Associates has led Central Georgia both in quality and quantity as it relates to the surgical treatment of colon and rectal diseases. Dr. Brewer has been a leader in the institution and continued use of laparoscopic approaches to colon and rectal surgery for both benign diseases such as diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer. He has special expertise in managing complex pelvic floor problems such as rectovaginal fistula, rectal prolapse, and incontinence of feces. Dr. Brewer also initiated, within Colorectal Surgery Associates, Central Georgia’s first and only onsite surgical anorectal physiology laboratory that allows him to use the latest advanced technology to evaluate and treat rectal cancer and use surgical and non-surgical approaches to bowel incontinence, constipation, and pelvic pain syndromes. From an academic point of view, Dr. Brewer currently is Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Clinical Professor of Surgery with the Mercer University School of Medicine Department of Surgery. Dr. Brewer is Board Certified and recertified his boards with the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is also Vice President and President-elect of the Piedmont Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

M. Drew Honaker, MD

Dr. Honaker, a West Virginia native, graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2005.  He attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and earned his medical degree in 2009, graduating in the top 25% of his class.  His post-graduate training includes a five year residency in general surgery and a one year clinical fellowship in colorectal surgery.  His residency was completed at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the largest research hospitals in its region and one of only five teaching hospitals in the state of North Carolina.  His fellowship in colorectal surgery was performed at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, a hospital ranking as one of the nation’s top in inpatient admissions and surgical volume.  William Beaumont Hospital boasts the designation as the first hospital in the state of Michigan to perform robotic-assisted surgeries utilizing the Da Vinci Xi.  Dr. Honaker has extensive experience in both surgical and nonsurgical interventions for colon and rectal diseases.  He utilizes laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgical approaches.  Additionally, he has expertise in treatments for pelvic floor disorders and fecal incontinence.  Currently, he is the only surgeon in Central Georgia offering sacral neuromodulation therapy for the treatment of fecal incontinence.  Dr. Honaker is board certified by the American Board of General Surgery and board-eligible with the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Elizabeth L. Lowry, PA-C

Elizabeth is a Warner Robins native and is a 2001 graduate of Houston County High School. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in pre-med Biology from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. She worked in Radiology for a short time at Houston Medical Center before earning her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Savannah. During her time at South University, Elizabeth served as class treasurer and was an active member of SUPAid, a community service organization with the PA program. Since graduation, Elizabeth practiced in Gastroenterology for two years in Columbus before returning to the middle Georgia area. She hopes that her love and experience for gastroenterology will have a great impact on her role within our practice.