Julius P. Bonello, MD

Julius P. Bonello, MD

Julius P. Bonello, MD


Dr. Julius Bonello received his undergraduate degree from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He completed his doctorate and postgraduate studies at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

After finishing his internship at University of Minnesota Hospitals, he continued his residency there followed by residency at University of Vermont Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.

Prior to joining Peoria Surgical Group in 2003, he had 24 years experience in treating patients.

Specializing in Colon and Rectal Surgery

As a colorectal surgeon, Dr. Bonello has expertise in evaluating and treating anal fissures, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer and other colon and rectal disorders.

He is a member of the Midwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

He is a faculty member at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is on staff at all three Peoria Hospitals.


In addition to more than 25 years of experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Bonello is also an expert in Civil War Medicine. His numerous lectures on the history of medicine have been presented nationally, and he is currently editing a book on the subject. He lives in Peoria with his wife and eight children.

    MD and Postgraduate Studies — University of Minnesota Graduate School
    Internship and Residency — University of Minnesota Hospitals and University of Vermont, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
    Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Academic Appointment
    Faculty Member, University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOMP)
    Raymond B. Allen Instructorship Award for Teaching Excellence (1983, 1985)
    Teacher of the Year, UICOMP Department of Surgery, 1998
    Best Teacher of GI Segment, UICOMP, 1999 – 2002, 2004
    Presentations & Publications
    Shahwan, T., Dajani, N., Bonello, J.P., Dynda, D.I., Nixon, J.B.: A Case of Juvenile Polyposis Coli. Practical Gastroenterology. Vol. 29, No. 11: 80-83. 2005
    Bonello, J.C.: Total Hemorrhoidectomy. Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids. Springer. P. 105-108. 2001.
    Seminar on Common Ano-Rectal Diseases — Loyola School of Medicine, 1992
    Bonello, J.C. and Howerton, R.A.: Single Stage Resection Without Colostomy in Acute Diverticulitis. Seminars in Colon & Rectal Surgery. Vol. 1, No. 2. June 1990.
    Bonello, J.C.: Classics in Colon & Rectal Surgery: John Hilton. Dis Colon & Rectum. Vol 30 (4): 304-13. 1987.
    Bonello, J.C., Kasten, M.J. and Slezak, F.A.: Large Bowel Obstruction Following Colonoscopic Polypectomy. Contemporary Surgery. Vol. 29 (5): 39-41. 1986.
    Third Annual Colon & Rectal Skin Seminar American — Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, 1984
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