Provider Profile

Top Areas of Focus:
Robotic and Laparoscopic Colon & Rectal Surgery
Surgical Treatment of IBD
Screening and Advanced Colonoscopy
Treatment for Colorectal Cancer
Surgical Treatment of Crohn’s Disease
Treatment of Diverticular Disease
Coverage by NP/PA:
Sally A. Vespa, PA-C
Languages Spoken:

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (800) 444-7541

James W. Thiele, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Departments: Colon & Rectal Surgery
Joined Clinic: 07/01/2002
Dr. Thiele provides comprehensive colon, rectal and endoscopic services for adolescent and adult patients. This includes colon resections and other procedures on the large and small intestines, including those afflicted with Crohn’s Disease. In addition, the full gamut of anorectal surgical expertise is available, including hemorrhoid, fissure, and fistula treatment. Lower endoscopy, i.e. colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy, is available both from a diagnostic and therapeutic vantage. Dr. Thiele is specially trained in daVinci robotic surgery for all aspects of colorectal disease.
Education and Professional Certifications:


Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL


General Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL


Chief Resident, General Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL


Colon and Rectal Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Board Certified

Surgery, Colon & Rectal; Surgery, General


Springfield Clinic 1st - 900 Building

217.528.7541 900 North 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center

217.528.7541 1025 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Hospital Affiliations:
Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL
St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL

Professional Memberships:
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
Illinois Chapter American College of Surgeons
Illinois State Medical Society
Illinois Surgical Society
Sangamon County Medical Society
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Awards & Acknowledgements:
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine - Teaching Faculty