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Brano Djenic, M.D.

General Summary

Dr. Djenic grew up in San Antonio, Texas, where he completed high school, undergraduate and medical education. During medical school, he spent time volunteering at numerous shelters in San Antonio and South Texas as well as a medical mission in Eastern Europe. He then spent time in Arizona, Oregon and Indiana at nationally and internationally-known academic institutions where he trained in general and colorectal surgery.

He is the latest addition to the Texas Oncology Surgical Specialists team in San Antonio, along with three other colon and rectal surgeons, and many supporting and highly specialized medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, geneticists, gynecologic oncologists, and surgical/breast oncologists. He works closely with local gastroenterologists, gynecologists, internists and primary care providers as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide individualized, evidence-based and compassionate care to each patient.

As a former surgical patient and a family member of colon cancer patients, Dr. Djenic prioritizes patient education, interpersonal communication, patient autonomy and cost-containment in his practice.

As a fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon, he provides a broad spectrum of treatments for colon, rectal and anal disorders — both benign and malignant (see list below) — using latest minimally invasive techniques, traditional operations, office-based procedures and outpatient procedures.

Dr. Djenic will see any new outpatient consult in 1-2 business days and any inpatient consult will be evaluated and treated the same day.

He is looking forward to collaborating with other providers to make our community a better place for all colorectal ailments.

Education

  • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery
    Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Residency in General Surgery
    Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, AZ
  • Medical Doctorate
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Medical Practice

Research Interest

Surgery Locations

  • Metropolitan Methodist Hospital
  • Northeast Baptist Hospital
  • Mission Trail Baptist Hospital
  • Baptist Medical Center
  • Methodist Hospital (Medical Center)
  • St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital
  • CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center
  • Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
  • Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
  • CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Westover Hills

Other Information

Dr. Djenic enjoys traveling, playing soccer, attending local sporting events and various outdoor activities with his wife and two kids.

Accolades & Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Bexar County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Best Surgical Resident of the Year, 2016 and 2017
  • HonorHealth Acute Care Surgery Award for Chief Resident of the Year, 2017

Community Service

  • Frontera de Salud
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Student-Run Clinic

Most common conditions treated:

  • Anal fissures
  • Perirectal abscesses
  • Anal cancer
  • Anal fistulae
  • Anorectal disease (HPV, levator ani syndrome, skin tags, anal warts, lichen sclerosis, etc.)
  • Bloating, early satiety, gastritis, anemia
  • Recurrent C. diff colitis, toxic megacolon
  • Colon cancer
  • Colon polyps
  • Colonic dysmotility and inertia
  • Colonic strictures
  • Constipation
  • Ileostomy/colostomy malfunction, bleeding and prolapse
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • HPV and anal dysplasia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Lynch syndrome
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction (defecatory disorder)
  • Parastomal hernias
  • Perineal trauma
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Polyposis syndrome
  • Pouchitis
  • Pruritus ani
  • Thrombosed hemorrhoids
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal pain
  • Rectal bleeding, lower GI bleeding
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Vaginal agenesis
  • Vaginal and recto-vaginal fistula

Most common procedures performed:

  • Colonoscopy, screening and therapeutic
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Excision of skin tags
  • Fistulotomy
  • Fecal transplant for refractory c. diff colitis
  • Anal sphincter chemodenervation/BOTOX® treatment of fissures
  • Sphincterotomy and LIFT procedure
  • Pilonidal cystectomy
  • Colostomy and ileostomy reversal surgery
  • Sphincter-preserving rectal cancer surgery
  • Screening upper endoscopy/esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Ileoanal anastomosis (J-pouch) surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery for small bowel, colon and rectal resections (benign and malignant)
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Trans-anal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) and trans-anal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM)
    • Robotic surgery
    • SILS (single incision laparoscopic surgery)
  • Sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence
  • Virtual colonoscopy
  • Anal manometry
  • Endorectal ultrasound
  • Pelvic floor evaluation, therapy and biofeedback

Publications

  • Rectal Prolapse Recurrence Following Ventral Mesh Rectopexy Can Be Minimized if Anterior Compartment Defects are Thoroughly Evaluated and Treated. First place podium presentation OVSCRS annual meeting in Indianapolis, IN.

    Ohio Valley Society of Colorectal Surgery, 2018

  • Treatment of Obstructive Sigmoid Fecaloma with Coca-Cola Enemas in an Adult Patients. Poster presentation at the annual scientific meeting in Nashville, TN.

    American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, 2018

  • Perineal proctectomy, levatoroplasty and anal encirclement using biologic mesh (Bio-Thiersch). First place video presentation OVSCRSannual meeting in Indianapolis, IN.

    Ohio Valley Society of Colorectal Surgery, 2018

  • Rectal Prolapse Recurrence Following Ventral Mesh Rectopexy Can Be Minimized if Anterior Compartment Defects are Thoroughly Evaluated and Treated. Podium presentation annual scientific meeting in Nashville, TN.

    American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, 2018

  • Military-Trained Versus Civilian Trained Parachuting Injuries.

    The Internet Journal of Surgery, 2017

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  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery and Beyond: A Large, Singe-Surgeon Comparison Study Between Robotic and Laparoscopic Colorectal Resection to Evaluate and Define the Role and Application of New Technology

    Open Access Journal of Surgery, 2017

  • Patient Related Factors Associated with Rate of Missed Appointments

    Medical Care and Research Review, 2016

  • Avoiding Emergent Surgery: Phenol Sclerotherapy for Acute Inpatient Hemorrhoidal Bleeding. Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.

    American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, 2016

  • Factors which Affect Surgical Management of Breast Cancer in an Underinsured, Safety Net Population

    Surgery, 2015

  • The Benefit of Preoperative Chemotherapy in an Underinsured Hispanic Population with Poor Use of Screening Mammography

    San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 2015

  • Solitary Liver Metastasis from Follicular Variant Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: A Case Report and Literature Review

    International Journal of Surgery, 2014

  • Factors which Affect the Use of Lumpectomy and Mastectomy in an Underinsured, Safety Net Hospital Population

    The American Journal of Surgery, 2014

  • Nitazoxanide Is Efficacious in the Treatment of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

    American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2012

  • Efficacy and Safety of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection in the Management of Colonic Polyps. Poster presentation Las Vegas, NV.

    American College of Gastroenterology, 2012