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Megan C. (Turner) Turley, M.D., MHS

Megan C. (Turner) Turley, M.D., MHS Photo

Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery


General Summary

Megan C. (Turner) Turley, M.D., MHS, is a fellowship-trained and double board-certified colon and rectal surgeon with a comprehensive robotic surgery practice in Austin. Her clinical interests include colon, rectal and anal cancers, the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s Disease, and ulcerative colitis. She performs screening and diagnostic colonoscopies and the management of polyps, diverticulitis, and diverticulosis. She manages common and complex anorectal and proctologic concerns including hemorrhoids, fissure, fistula, and prolapse, with a specific interest in minimally invasive robotic surgery.


  • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery
    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Residency in General Surgery
    Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Medical Doctorate
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Master of Science in Clinical Research
    Duke University, Durham, NC

Accolades & Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Appleseed Teaching Award, Duke University (2015-2016)
  • Resident Achievement Award, Duke University (2017-2019)

Surgery Locations

  • Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
  • Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
  • St. David’s Georgetown Medical Center
  • St. David’s Medical Center
  • St. David's North Austin Medical Center
  • St. David's Round Rock Medical Center


  • Anal cancer
  • Anal dysplasia (AIN)
  • Anal fissure
  • Anal fistula
  • Anal pain
  • Anal skin tags
  • Colon cancer
  • Colostomy reversal
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ostomy care
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal prolapse


  • Combined Primary Resection with Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump Implantation Is Safe for Unresectable Colorectal Liver Metastases

    Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2021

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Survival Following Resection of Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer with Pathologic Complete Response

    Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2019

  • Disparities in Colostomy Reversal after Hartmann's procedure for diverticulitis

    Techniques in Coloproctology, 2019

  • The Side of the Primary Tumor Affects Overall Survival in Colon Adenocarcinoma: An Analysis of the National Cancer Database

    Techniques in Coloproctology, 2019

  • Disparity of Colon Cancer Outcomes in Rural America: Making the Case to Travel the Extra Mile

    Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2019

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  • Use of Neoadjuvant Short-course Radiotherapy for Rectal Adenocarcinoma in the United States: Insights into Patterns of Practice and Outcomes

    Clinics in Surgery, 2018

  • Impact of Disgust on Intentions to Undergo Colorectal Surgery

    Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 2018

Community Service

Dr. Turley serves on her local elementary PTA.

Other Information

When not managing colorectal disease, Dr. Turley spends time gardening, hiking, running, and two-stepping with her husband and three children.