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U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospitals - colon cancer surgery

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.

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:

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.

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