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Thiru V. Lakshman, M.D., FACS, FASCRS

Thiru V. Lakshman, M.D., FACS, FASCRS Photo

Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery


General Summary

Thiru V. Lakshman, M.D., is a double board-certified colorectal surgeon who has practiced in Austin since 2010. Dr. Lakshman provides care for all aspects of colorectal surgery, with a special interest in colorectal cancer and minimally invasive, robotic-assisted colorectal surgery. He currently serves as the medical director for the rectal cancer program at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, and is a member of the Cancer Governance Board for St. David's Healthcare. He has utilized minimally invasive, robotic-assisted techniques for his surgeries since 2011. He successfully performed the world’s first procedure utilizing the da Vinci Xi Surgical System and performed over 1,200 robotic colorectal surgeries to date, the largest volume in the region.


  • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery
    Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL
  • Residency in General Surgery
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Medical Doctorate
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Accolades & Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Fellow
  • Excellence in Teaching, Thomas Jefferson University (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Goracci Award, Thomas Jefferson University (2009)
  • Herbert E. Cohn, M.D., Technical Excellence Award, Thomas Jefferson University (2009)
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Rising Stars, Super Doctors (2012-2015)
  • Texas Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Past President
  • Top Doctors, Austin Monthly (2013, 2020, 2022)
  • Top Doctors, Texas Monthly (2016-2022)

Surgery Locations

  • Bailey Square Surgery Center
  • North Austin Surgery Center
  • Seton Medical Center
  • St. David’s Medical Center
  • St. David’s North Austin Medical Center
  • St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
  • St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

Community Service

  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Other Information

Outside of work, Dr. Lakshman enjoys playing tennis and basketball and exploring Austin with his wife and three children. He looks forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Central Texas for all their colorectal needs.