Colon Cancers, Hemorrhoids Treatment, and Colorectal Surgery in Houston

In some cases, a patient may need a surgeon for problems related to their small bowel, colon or rectum. From a problem as common as hemorrhoids to the surgical management of cancer, our surgical team for the treatment of colon cancer in Houston offers comprehensive, personalized solutions using state-of-the-art surgical techniques that minimize the impact of treatment on the patient and result in the shortest recovery time possible.

We are large group of physician specialists that provide care to patients with colorectal conditions. Our colorectal surgeons in Houston are fellowship trained teaching faculty at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where they also pursue a multitude of research interests.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colon cancer screening detects precancerous lesions in the colon so that they can be treated before they become cancerous. Colonoscopy is the preferred method for colon cancer screening.

Current colon cancer screening recommendations include:

  • Colonoscopy at our Houston offices every 10 years beginning at age 50.
  • For African-Americans, colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at age 45.

Consultation with a physician about when to start screening if you have any of the following risk factors:

  • A personal history of colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps
  • A personal history of inflammatory bowel disease
  • A strong family history of colorectal cancer or polyps
  • A known family history of hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) or hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC)

Find information on the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal disease

Colorectal Cancer

Treatment for colon or rectal cancer depends on the location and stage of the cancer. If surgery is indicated, our colorectal surgeons in Houston provide full oncologic resection in a purely laparoscopic fashion, commonly known as minimally invasive surgery, which minimizes scarring and recovery time.

Our surgeons have advanced training in these minimally invasive techniques and in surgical oncology. For colorectal cancer, we believe that a coordinated effort between surgeons, oncologists, radiologists and pathologists is important in order to ensure that every patient gets optimal, personalized treatment.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease | Diverticular Disease | Hemorrhoids

Please contact your surgeon for further details.

Surgical Team

Todd David Wilson, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in The University of Texas Medical School at Houston’s Division of Minimally Invasive and Elective General Surgery.
Dr. Wilson is the section chief for colorectal surgeries and specializes in minimally invasive techniques for all general surgery including bariatric, colorectal, solid organ, hernia, and hemorrhoid surgeries in Houston. Read Bio

Kulvinder S. Bajwa, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in The University of Texas Medical School at Houston’s Division of Minimally Invasive and Elective General Surgery.
Dr. Bajwa provides minimally invasive and single incisional techniques for gastrointestinal and weight loss surgery including colon and rectal cancers, inguinal, incisional and ventral hernia repairs, and thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Read Bio

Sheilendra S. Mehta, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in The University of Texas Medical School at Houston’s Division of Minimally Invasive and Elective General Surgery
Dr. Mehta specializes in conditions requiring innovative general surgery expertise with a focus on advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of abdominal pathology to include the full scope of minimally invasive bariatric surgery. Read Bio

Dr. Peter Walker is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Elective General Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He specializes in advanced laparoscopic, robotic, and endoscopic surgery for general and gastrointestinal surgery, including bariatric (weight loss) surgery, reflux, hernias and abdominal wall reconstruction, colon surgery, endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal), solid organ surgery, and hemorrhoid treatment in Houston. Read Bio

Dr. Shinil Shah is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Elective General Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He specializes in advanced laparoscopic, robotic, and endoscopic surgery for general and gastrointestinal surgery, including bariatric (weight loss) surgery, reflux, hernias and abdominal wall reconstruction, colon surgery, endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal) surgery and solid organ surgery. Read Bio

Curtis J. Wray, M.D., M.S. is associate professor at UTHealth and the Division of Minimally Invasive and Elective General Surgery. His clinical focus in gastrointestinal cancers and research interests include clinical outcomes and cancer-related health care disparities. Read Bio