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Roberto Rodriguez-Ruesga, M.D., FACS, FASCRS

Education

  • Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery
    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Residency in General Surgery, Chief Resident
    Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Residency in General Surgery
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Internship in General Surgery
    Hospital San Jose de Monterrey Escuela de Medicina Ignacio Santos ITESM, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Medical Doctorate
    Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Garza, Nuevo León, Mexico

Surgery Locations

  • Baylor Scott and White Medical Center Dallas
  • Dallas Endoscopy Center
  • Endoscopy of Plano
  • Medical City Plano
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall

Research Interest

  • Innovation: Developing and perfecting techniques to eliminate the need for stomas
  • Liquid biopsy research: Detecting free circulating DNA fragments in colorectal cancer patients, allowing for molecular assessment of adequacy of treatment and detection of recurrences before they are evident on any time of imaging study

Teaching

  • Actively involved in mentoring surgeons in training to perfect their endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Advanced Robotic and Laparoscopic approaches in the care of complex colorectal cancer surgery

Other Information

Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga and his wife, Julie, have three children. His hobbies include singing, playing guitar, traveling, kayaking, running, and collecting coins.

Why a patient should choose treatment at your practice?

We love our patients, and we truly care. We empathize and strive for excellence.

What is your personal philosophy around patient care?

Caring for patients is an honor and responsibility to preserve a sacred temple. Life is a gift from God and I consider a privilege to be used as an instrument to deliver wellbeing to my patients. My desire is to impact the life of my patients forever. Excellence motivates me, integrity drives me and innovation inspires me. Empathy, dedication and compassion are integral components for great results in cancer care. “You will lay hands on them and they shall recover.” Mark 16:18.  That’s the job of a surgeon.

Conditions

  • Colonic Dysmotility and Inertia
  • Anal Fissures
  • Perirectal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fistulae
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Surgical Management for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Diverticulitis

Procedures

  • Minimally invasive colorectal surgery for cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and functional disorders
  • Robotic / Laparoscopic Colectomies
  • Robotic Rectal Resection
  • Robotic Colostomy
  • Robotic Rectopexy
  • Open Colectomies 
  • Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis (J-Pouch)
  • Screening, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Fistula surgery 
  • Internal Sphincterotomy

Accolades & Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Colorectal Surgeons
  • Asociacion de Especialistas en Cirugia General del Estado de Nuevo Leon
  • Asociacion de Gastroenterologia de Nuevo Leon
  • Asociacion MEXICANA de Cirugia Endoscopica
  • Colegio de medicos del Estado de Nuevo Leon
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Fundacion San Lucas
  • International Medical Assistance Board of Directors
  • Mayo Alumni Association
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association

Community Service

  • Missionary work among the Mayan in the Yucatan Peninsula

Why did you become a doctor?

Most noble profession - it’s easy to impact people for eternity.

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