Eric Haas, MD, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Houston, TX, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

EricMHaasMDFACS, FASCRS

Colon & Rectal Surgery Houston, TX

Division Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital Head of the Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery fellowship program at the University of Texas at Houston

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Summary

  • Dr. Eric Haas, Fellow of American College of Surgeons, graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston where he earned his M.D. and was recognized for outstanding achievement by induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
    Dr. Haas commenced his General Surgery Internship at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and completed his General Surgery Residency at St Joseph Medical Center. He went on to receive his fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital and The University of Texas Hospitals.
    Dr. Eric Haas is a board-certified Colorectal Surgeon and is a recognized leader and innovator in laparoscopic and minimally invasive colorectal surgery. Dr. Haas is the Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital and also serves as the Program Director of the Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

    He is internationally recognized as an expert in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery for the treatment of colon and rectal cancer as well as complex diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease.
  • Revolutionary colon cancer procedure

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Education & Training

  • University of Texas Affiliated HospitalsResidency, Colon & Rectal Surgery, 2002 - 2003
  • Christus St. Joseph Hospital ProgramResidency, 1997 - 2002
  • University of Texas Medical School
    University of Texas Medical SchoolClass of 1997
  • The University of Texas at AustinBA, Philosophy, 1989 - 1993

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1998 - 2022
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Academic Excellence Award 1998-2001
  • The Doctor’s Choice Award Health and Fitness
  • Top Doctors Award in Colon and Rectal Surgery Castle Connolly
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Designing a robotic colorectal program.  
    Ragupathi M, Haas EM, J Robot Surg
  • Minimally invasive colorectal surgery.  
    Haas EM, Pedraza R, Cir Cir
  • Robotics Are Coming to Colorectal Surgery: Innovation Points to NOTES.  
    Haas EM, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News
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Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • Single-incision Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer: A Comparative Analysis.
    Aminian A, Nieto J, Martinez T, Pedraza R, Martinez C, Haas EM, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) 2012 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery in the Morbidly Obese: Does High Body Mass Index Lead to Poor Outcome?
    Aminian A, Cruz RA, Martinez CA, Nieto J, Patel CB, Malave V, Pickron TB, Haas EM, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) 2012 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Is Single-incision Laparoscopic Colectomy a Safe Option in High-risk Patients?
    Patel CB, Aminian A, Nieto J, Pickron TB, Haas EM, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) 2012 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA
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Lectures

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) 
    Quadrant HealthCom, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah - 2/20/2012

Other

  • Robotics: Cost. 
    Haas EM, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) 2012 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
  • Robotic in Colorectal Surgery. 
    Parra-Davila E, Haas EM, (SAGES) Scientific Session & Postgraduate Courses, San Diego, California
  • Biological determinants of resectability and survival in patients with locally recurrent rectal cancer. 
    Haas EM, Skibber J, El-Naggar A, Hunt K, Geocco G, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
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Authored Content

  • Pushing the Limits of Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Presented at SAGES 2019April 2019
  • Pushing the Limits of Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery Presented at SAGES 2019April 2019

Press Mentions

  • 91 GI Practices in the News in 2018
    91 GI Practices in the News in 2018July 25, 2018 17:31
  • Surgeon, Robot Build Former Rice Owls Quarterback Artificial Colon
    Surgeon, Robot Build Former Rice Owls Quarterback Artificial ColonJune 22, 2018 18:00
  • Houston Methodist Surgeons Reconstruct a Colon Using Minimally Invasive Robot
    Houston Methodist Surgeons Reconstruct a Colon Using Minimally Invasive RobotJune 09, 2018 18:00
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Committees

  • Chair, Enhanced Recovery Following Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital 2017 - Present
  • Member, Healthcare and Economics Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2017 - Present
  • Chair, New Technologies Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2015 - Present
  • Member, General/Abdominal/Pelvic (GAP) Medical Staff Quality Management Subcommittee, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas 2011 - Present
  • Faculty, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America 2009 - Present
  • Member, Technologies Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons 2013 - 2015
  • Member, Research Development Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2010 - 2011
  • Member, Quality Assessment & Safety Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2007 - 2012
  • President, Texas Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2006 - 2007

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations