A colorectal cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming, but you're not alone. The Methodist Hospital Stone Oak colorectal surgical team is specially trained to not only respond to your colorectal cancer, but also meet you wherever you are on your cancer journey.
Learn how our colorectal team can help you. Call askSARAH at (210) 507-0941.
About our program
While colorectal cancer is a serious diagnosis, it is treatable with the proper care. When you or a loved one need treatment, you can feel confident you’re in good hands. Our comprehensive team of specialists work collaboratively with you and your family to create a strategic treatment plan tailored to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Treatment could include chemotherapy, radiation or the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques. If surgery is needed, we’re the only Robotic Colorectal Surgery Center of Excellence in South Texas.
Because we believe our job extends beyond your physical needs, we’ll also assign you a dedicated colorectal nurse navigator who will help guide you through every step of your care—helping you understand your health, coordinating your appointments, navigating your medications and more.
Colorectal conditions we treat
Caring for colon and rectum issues requires many specialists coming together to support your treatment and recovery. That’s why our colorectal team partners with experts in other medical fields—including gastroenterologists, urologists, oncologists, radiologists and more—to make sure you have a highly tailored care plan. Our staff is trained in caring for all forms of colorectal illness, including:
- Colon and rectal cancer
- Crohn's disease
- Fecal incontinence
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Pilonidal cysts
- Precancerous polyps
- Rectal prolapse
- Retrorectal tumors
- Ulcerative colitis
Colorectal treatments in San Antonio
We have access to the latest technologies and advancements in treatments to provide you with exceptional care for your colorectal health.
Treatment options include:
- Bowel conserving surgery for Crohn's disease
- J-Pouch surgery
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Robotic surgery
- Sacral nerve stimulator for fecal incontinence
- Sphincter-preserving surgery (SPS)
- Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM)
- Transanal excision of rectal tumors
Screenings and early detection
Screenings can help to find your cancer early, before it’s spread, allowing for more treatment options available to you and your care team. Screenings for those with average risk are recommended beginning at age 45, and should continue regularly through the age of 75.
Another essential element in early detection is knowing your personal risk for colorectal cancer. Start by taking our free colorectal cancer risk assessment. Results are sent directly to your inbox.
A survivor’s perspective
It had been ten years since David Reynolds had a colonoscopy. Hear David’s story of overcoming stage three colorectal cancer at age 70 after being advised by his provider to get screened.
Visiting Methodist Hospital Stone Oak
Methodist Hospital Stone Oak’s Colorectal Surgery Center of Excellence is located on the fourth floor of Methodist Hospital Stone Oak. Visitors must have a badge to enter the clinic. Visitors may park for free or use our valet service.
Colorectal cancer at Methodist Healthcare
Colorectal cancer is found in the colon or rectum. It is represented by the growth of polyps in the lower portion of the digestive tract, which can become cancerous. Colorectal cancer is often treated with chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. Colonoscopies are performed as screening measures to identify potential polyps.Learn about Colorectal cancer