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Roberto Rodriguez-Ruesga, M.D.

General Summary

Philosophy of 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.  

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

Medical Practice

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

Surgery Locations

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

Other Information

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

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

Procedures

  • Screening, diagnostic and therapeutic Colonsoscopy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Robotic (laparoscopy) colectomies

Diseases

  • Rectal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Diverticular disease
  • Anorectal benign disease

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