Texas Colon and Rectal Specialists in Dallas, TX

Texas Colon and Rectal Specialists

Colon and rectal specialists or surgeons are experts in both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of colon and rectal disorders.

Colon and rectal specialists must have undergo and completed advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of colon and rectal disorders. They perform diagnosis and treat benign and malignant conditions of the large and small intestine and colorectal region. They perform routine screening examinations, tests, and conduct surgical procedures to treat colon and rectal problems when necessary.

The fields of colon and rectal are limited enough in scope to allow a surgeon to become a specialist. It is also broad enough with its variety of procedures and patients.

It encompasses a wide range of surgical interventions ranging from major abdominal operations through minimally invasive or open approaches to outpatient anorectal surgeries and endoscopy.

How to become a colon and rectal surgeon or specialist

A board-certified colon and rectal surgeon must have successfully completed at least a minimum five-year training program in general surgery and one additional year in an accredited colon and rectal surgery residency.

After completing the training program and residency, he or she must have passed both the written (qualifying) and oral (certifying) examinations given by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. The individual must have also received certification by the American Board of Surgery before successfully completing other written and oral examinations given by the America Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

A colon and rectal specialist must be proficient in the field of general surgery with special skills and knowledge with regard to the medical and surgical management of diseases of the intestinal tract, colon and rectum, anal canal, and perianal area.

Colon and rectal specialists must have special skills in performing endoscopic procedures of the rectum and colon. They must also have special skills in evaluation of the anal sphincter and pelvic floor using anorectal physiology techniques. Colon and rectal specialists must also be skilled in minimally invasive abdominal surgery involving the colon and rectum.

A colon and rectal surgeon must have received adequate training to treat and manage conditions such as colon and rectal cancer, polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, pelvic floor abnormalities, hemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses and fistulae. Colon and rectal surgery also have in-depth knowledge of intestinal and anorectal physiology required for the treatment of intestinal problems such as constipation and incontinence.

What does a colon and rectal surgeon do?

A colon and rectal surgeon diagnose and treat various diseases and problems of the  intestine, colon, rectum, anal canal and the perianal area. A colon and rectal surgeon also diagnoses and treats organs and tissues related to primary intestinal diseases.

Colon and rectal surgeons diagnose and treat conditions such as hemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses, and infections located around the anus and rectum.

Colon and rectal surgeon or specialist must have received specialized training and must have demonstrated expertise in the following areas:

  • Colon and rectal cancers, total mesorectal excision, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, laparoscopic and robotic resections.
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases, including ulcerative colitis with ileoanal pouches and the surgical management of Crohn’s disease
  • Diagnosis and treatment of complex anorectal problems
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders
  • Surgical treatment of complicated diverticular disease and rectal prolapse
  • Surgical treatments of common anorectal disorders
  • Specialized procedures and treatment for incontinence, such as sphincter repairs, artificial bowel sphincter and Sacral Nerve Stimulation
  • Reoperative abdominal and pelvic surgery
  • Laparoscopic and other minimally invasive surgery for colon and rectal disorders

A Board-certified colon and rectal surgeon is committed to the highest standards of treatment and care for patients having diseases affecting the colon, rectum, and intestinal system.

How can colon doctors help in colon cancer prevention?

A colon doctor can help in colon cancer prevention by providing professional tips and advice on how to prevent colon cancer. The tips to prevent colon cancer include:


Doctors recommend that exercising and eating right can help prevent colon cancer. Eating low-fat, high-fiber diets with fruits and vegetables can help prevent colon cancer. Avoid major fatty foods, red meats, and processed meats.


Engage in active exercising and stay physically active. Ensure you lose weight if you are overweight and stay healthy.

Avoid smoking

Smoking can increase your chances of colon cancer. To prevent colon cancer, avoid smoking cigarettes, marijuana, or any other substances.

Limit intake of alcohol

Excess intake of alcohol can lead to colon cancer. Limit your intake of alcohol to prevent colon cancer. If possible, it is best to totally stop alcohol intake, especially for older people.


Colon cancer screening is one of the best ways to prevent colon cancer. If you are at average risk of colon cancer, you should undergo periodic screening in order to prevent colon cancer. People who are 50 years and older are encouraged to always undergo colon cancer screening every 10 years at least. Different tests including stool-based tests, structural examinations or Direct Visualization tests such as colonoscopy are used for colon cancer screening.


Inconclusive researches have shown that aspirin may stop cancer cells from multiplying. Other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as sulindac and celecoxib may reduce the size of polyps in the colon and also reduce the risk of colon cancer. However, there are some side effects that may occur from taking these drugs. Consult with your doctor before taking these drugs.

What is the difference between a gastroenterologist and a colorectal surgeon?

A gastroenterologist is a specialist that primarily diagnoses and treats gastrointestinal diseases. A gastroenterologist performs endoscopic procedures by using specialized instruments to view the gastrointestinal tract. A gastroenterologist does not perform surgery. For example, a gastroenterologist can perform a colonoscopy procedure to search for polyps.

If a small polyp is found by a gastroenterologist, it will be removed by a gastrointestinal doctor, but if the polyp is a large one that can be removed endoscopically, it may require a colorectal surgeon to remove the large polyp.

A colorectal surgeon is a specialist in both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of colon and rectal disorders. A colorectal surgeon specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer. A colorectal surgeon performs various types of surgical procedures for disorders or problems with the colon, rectum, and the entire intestinal system. A colorectal surgeon can also perform colonoscopy.

The training and skills of a gastroenterologist and a colorectal surgeon are quite different.

Best colorectal surgeon in Dallas North Texas for colon and rectal treatment

Dr. Prashant Kedia MD is a specialist for Colon and rectal disorders. Dr. Kedia has performed thousands of complex endoscopic procedures and has recorded success in all the procedures.

He is recognized for his excellence and expertise in colon and rectal treatments. He was voted the best doctor in Dallas from 2016-2018 by D Magazine for his successes in his medical profession.

Dr. Kedia graduated with a Medical Degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and went further to complete his residency in internal medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

He also completed a General Gastroenterology fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine in Mount Sinai with an extra year of Advanced Endoscopy fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Kedia has all the medical background, skills, and experience as a specialist for the treatment of colon and rectal disorders. He has been practicing for several years and served in Dallas/Fort Worth area for over 5 years with an excellent track record.

Dr. Kedia provides several different types of gastrointestinal procedures including colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Endoluminal Stenting. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Cystgastrostomy, Pelvic Abscess Drainage, Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM), Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD), Endoscopic suturing, and many more.

Dr. Kedia has performed over 3000 successful various complex endoscopic procedures. He is dedicated to his job and takes his patients as his priority. He conducts accurate colon cancer screening and provides appropriate treatments. He is good at his job and has an excellent track record to show for it.

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