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Dale D. Burleson, M.D., FACS, FASCRS

General Summary

Dale D. Burleson, M.D., FACS, FASCRS, serves as chief of the colon and rectal surgery division at Baylor Regional Medical Center in his home town of Plano, Texas. He is recognized for his expertise in laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery.


  • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Residency in General Surgery
    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS
  • Medical Doctorate
    Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Bryan, TX

Accolades & Memberships

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Fellow
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco, Member, Board of Managers
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano, Medical Director, Robotic Surgery
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano, Member, Board of Trustees
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano, Physician of the Year (2010)
  • D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas (2004 – 2020)
  • El Paso County Medical Society
  • El Paso Surgical Society
  • Proctor for da Vinci Robotic Surgery, Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Southwestern Association of Hispanic American Physicians
  • Texas Aggie Medical Student Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Monthly Texas Super Doctors (2007)
  • Texas Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons

Surgery Locations

  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Surgicare Plano Alliance
  • Medical City Plano
  • Medical City Surgery Center Park Central
  • Texas Health Surgery Center Preston Plaza


  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Colon Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ostomy
  • Pelvic Floor Therapy
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Polyps of the Colon and Rectum
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Anal Fissurectomy
  • Anal Fistulectomy
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Colectomy, Bowel Resection
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colostomy
  • Hemorrhoid, Rubber Band Ligation
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • High Resolution Anoscopy
  • Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis (J-Pouch)
  • Laparoscopic - Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
  • Open Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery - Intuitive da Vinci Robotic Surgery (Si and Xi platforms)
  • Robotic Rectal Resection
  • Sacral Neuromodulation
  • Screening, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)

Other Information

Dr. Burleson is married and has one daughter, along with three English Labrador Retrievers. As a family man, outdoorsman and musician, Dr. Burleson is multifaceted in his interests. Hunting, fishing, snow and water skiing, team sports, golf and scuba are some of his favorite outdoor activities. He balances that with his musical talents which include the trumpet, cornet, and flugelhorn. He is also an instrument rated pilot with hundreds of hours of flight experience now flying a Cirrus SR22T. Born in Vicenza, Italy, he has lived around the world as the son of a US Army officer and Italian mother. Dr. Burleson also speaks conversational Italian.