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Colon & Rectal Surgery

Colon and rectal specialists diagnose and treat benign and malignant conditions of the colon, rectum, and anus. The board-certified physicians of Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists, a part of Texas Oncology, focus on surgical and non-surgical management of colon and rectal cancer and conditions. With over 40 physicians and numerous locations across the state of Texas, our specialty physicians combine their expertise and high quality of care to deliver strong patient outcomes, consistently exceeding national benchmarks.

A primary care physician, gastroenterologist, or medical oncologist may refer a patient to a colorectal surgeon for evaluation, staging, and surgery. Colon and rectal surgical procedures can include a diagnostic colonoscopy, cancerous tumor removal, or relief for non-cancerous conditions.

Surgical treatment for colon and rectal cancers depend on the type, location, and size of the cancer and may be used as a primary treatment or in conjunction with additional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Modern advancements in surgical techniques offer many patients less invasive options, including laparoscopic surgery (also called minimally invasive surgery) and robotic surgical techniques.

In addition to surgical removal of colorectal cancers, colon and rectal surgeons also treat many non-cancerous conditions, including diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, hemorrhoids, fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse, fistula, fissure, colostomy, ileostomy, and human papillomavirus (HPV) benign or premalignant lesions. They also perform anal Pap tests for prevention and surveillance of anal cancer.

Patients of Texas Oncology and Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists have access to leading surgical specialists. If a colon and rectal cancer treatment plan requires surgical intervention, the patient benefits from a medical oncologist and radiation oncologist working closely with their colon and rectal surgical specialist. This collaborative team approach offers multiple options, expertise, and coordinated treatment for the total well-being of the patient.

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