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David C. Fleeger, M.D.

General Summary

David C. Fleeger, M.D., FACS, FASCRS, is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon who practices in Austin, Texas. He completed his general surgery residency at the esteemed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and his colon and rectal fellowship at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Dr. Fleeger practices the full spectrum of the surgical treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum, with a special interest in the treatment of cancer of the colon and rectum.


  • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery
    Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
  • Residency in General Surgery
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Medical Doctorate
    Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, College Station, TX
  • Bachelor of Science
    Baylor University, Waco, TX

Accolades & Memberships

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Best Doctors In America
  • Central Texas Catholic Healthcare Guild, Past President
  • Frist Humanitarian Award (2008)
  • Mayo Alumni Association
  • Physician of the Year–Gold Headed Cane Award, Travis County Medical Society (2012)
  • Priestly Surgical Society
  • St. David’s Medical Center Medical Staff President (2010–2011)
  • Super Doctor in Austin, TX
  • Super Doctor in Texas
  • Texas A&M University College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award (2018)
  • Texas Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Past President
  • Texas Health Services Authority, (2008 – 2019), Past Chair
  • Texas Medical Association Distinguished Service Award (2022)
  • Texas Medical Association, Past President
  • Texas Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Past President
  • The Overton Award for Quality in Health Care (2015)
  • TMF Health Quality Institute, Past Chair Board of Trustees
  • Travis County Medical Society
  • Travis County Medical Society, Past President

Surgery Locations

  • Bailey Square Surgery Center
  • St. David’s South Austin Medical Center
  • Surgicare of South Austin


  • Anal dysplasia
  • Benign and malignant disease of the colon, rectum and anus
  • Colonoscopy/Colon cancer screening
  • Condyloma
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Fissures
  • Fistulas
  • Surgical management of: Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis; Colon, Rectal and Anal Cancer with emphasis on endoscopic, laparoscopic, DaVinci robotic and sphincter-sparing techniques

Community Service

Dr. Fleeger and his wife Jamie have participated in annual medical mission trips to Panama and Guatemala for over 20 years.

Other Information

Dr. Fleeger is an avid photographer and world traveler. In Austin he enjoys boating and gardening.