Colon and Rectal Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery HealthTexas colon and rectal surgeons are recognized nationally and internationally for their expertise in the treatment of colorectal diseases. They treat the full range of colorectal disorders, including colon and rectal cancer, benign colon and rectal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, and pelvic floor disorders, and anorectal disorders, including fistulas, fissures, and hemorrhoidal disease. Colorectal surgeons closely collaborate with the Baylor Scott & White Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) at Baylor Dallas on complex cases. The goal of the IBD Center is to minimize the number of colon and rectal surgeries by managing the disease through such means as medication and diet; yet if surgery is necessary, to work in partnership with surgeons to improve quality of life. Laparoscopic and robotic techniques are used to bring minimally invasive approaches to patients with colorectal disease. An “Enhanced Recovery after Surgery” program seeks to improve operative outcomes and shorten hospital stays after colon resections. Research is an important component of the colorectal surgery division. Baylor Dallas is a major center for the study of genetic colorectal cancer diseases. The division has established the Familial Colon Cancer Registry, using the Cologene© 2001 Cleveland Clinic software platform to follow patients and families with inherited cancers. Studies show that following these patients in a registry with a family history clearly outlined and appropriate screening regimens improves survival, as well as broader understanding of these syndromes and how better to treat them.

Baylor Scott & White Colon and Rectal Surgical Consultants of North Texas
Plano • Park Cities • Prosper

Sarah Y. Boostrom, MD, FACS


Baylor Scott & White North Texas Colon and Rectal Associates
Dallas • Garland • North Garland • Greenville • Rockwall • Longview • Lubbock

Robert Cloud, MD, FACS, FACRS

James Fleshman, Jr., MD, FACS, FASCRS

Edward Franko, MD, FACS, FACRS

Robert Jacobson, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Warren Lichliter, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Michael Pendola, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Walter Peters, Jr., MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS

Paitoon Tulanon, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Katerina Wells, MD, MPH