About the Colorectal Cancer Program
The Colorectal Cancer Program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, offers compassionate, patient-centered care and the latest techniques for the treatment of colon and rectal cancers.
Our multidisciplinary approach is aimed at providing you the best chance for cure and maximizing quality of life, avoiding a permanent ostomy whenever possible.
Why Choose Our Program
Our Baylor surgeons are experts in minimally-invasive, laparoscopic, robotic and transanal surgical procedures. We offer the most novel sphincter-sparing (continence sparing) techniques, including intersphincteric resection and transanal surgery, which can often eliminate the need for permanent colostomy.
Not every minimally invasive operation is the same. Unlike many other centers in Houston and nationwide, our surgeons perform total laparoscopic or robotic operations. The entire operation including the connection is performed internally. These operations are associated with a much lower risk of complications from the incision and a significantly lower need for reoperation down the line.
Our therapeutic gastroenterologists are bridging the gap between endoscopy and surgery. Our team of medical and radiation oncologists are experts in their field and provide both the most advanced standard of care treatments and, when necessary, the latest clinical trials.
With cancer, there is no time to lose, and we will often see you within one week of consultation.