Our team of hundreds of leading cancer physicians and oncology-trained support staff is a trusted partner in returning patients with cancer to good health.
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Nationally Ranked in Cancer Care
UT Southwestern Medical Center is ranked among the nation's top 25 hospitals for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. And we've earned High Performing recognition for colon cancer surgery, placing us among the country’s leading facilities for this procedure.
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s colorectal cancer program offers comprehensive care in a supportive, compassionate environment. Our team of colorectal cancer specialists takes a collaborative approach, consulting regularly on each patient’s case to ensure the highest standard of care.
As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas, we deliver the best cancer care available today and push to discover new treatments. NCI designation means patients get access to leading-edge treatments and have the opportunity to participate in the broadest possible range of clinical trials, including potential therapies not available at other facilities.
Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer Care at the Highest Level. Anywhere.
Advanced Care When Every Second Counts
Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. It usually begins as an abnormal growth, called a polyp, that forms in the colon or rectum.
Colorectal cancer often goes undetected until it is more advanced, making timely and highly effective treatment a necessity for any patient with the disease. At UT Southwestern, our specialists are dedicated exclusively to treating colorectal cancer using the most advanced treatments and technologies available.
Our multidisciplinary team includes gastroenterologists; medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists; and support staff who focus solely on colorectal cancer. As a team, we provide patients with timely, comprehensive care that leverages the knowledge and expertise of each specialty.
Services We Provide for Colorectal Cancer Patients
At UT Southwestern, our multidisciplinary specialists use the latest techniques and research to create individualized treatment plans for patients with colorectal cancer. Our team has extensive experience with minimally invasive surgical techniques that reduce recovery time. Our program includes:
- Screening and diagnosis through colonoscopy, a procedure that uses a flexible tube to examine the entire colon
- Virtual colonoscopy, which is less invasive than conventional colonoscopy, and fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs), which look for hidden blood in stool
- Expert delivery of the most advanced medical and surgical therapies available for colorectal cancer
- Integrative therapies, nutrition counseling, and other support services for patients and their families
As a medical research institution, we offer access to clinical trials, giving our patients the opportunity to try the newest treatments for colorectal cancer not available elsewhere.
We have a wide range of clinical trials open to patients with all types and stages of cancer. Search for opportunities to participate in a cancer study.
Our Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program is designed to help patients return to health more quickly after undergoing surgery.
Results: 8 Locations
Digestive Diseaseat UT Southwestern Medical Center at Las Colinas 6121 N. Highway 161, 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Irving, Texas 75038 469-647-4700 Directions to Digestive Disease
Digestive Diseaseat UT Southwestern Frisco 12500 Dallas Parkway, 2nd Floor
Frisco, Texas 75033 469-604-9000 Directions to Digestive Disease Parking Info for Digestive Disease
Outpatient Building1801 Inwood Road
Dallas, Texas 75390 214-645-8300 Directions to Outpatient Building Parking Info for Outpatient Building
Cancer Care Outpatient Building6202 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75235 214-645-4673 Directions to Cancer Care Outpatient Building Parking Info for Cancer Care Outpatient Building
Oncologyat UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird 3450 W. Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas, Texas 75237 (214) 645-4673 Directions to Oncology Parking Info for Oncology
Parkland Memorial Hospital5200 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75235 214-590-8000 Directions to Parkland Memorial Hospital
University Hospital Radiation Oncology Clinicat Radiation Oncology Building 2280 Inwood Road
Dallas, Texas 75390 214-645-8525 Directions to University Hospital Radiation Oncology Clinic
University Hospital Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Centerat UT Southwestern Medical Center at Richardson/Plano 3030 Waterview Parkway, 2nd Floor
Richardson, Texas 75080 972-669-7077 Directions to University Hospital Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center