Colorectal Surgery

Refers to a field in medicine dealing with disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon.  To become proficient in the treatment and management of these digestive conditions, a colorectal surgeon must undergo training in both general surgery as well as advanced training in problems of the lower digestive tract.

Patients who require surgery for colorectal conditions such as colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticular disease, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) –including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease –or pelvic floor disorders are in skilled hands with East Texas Vascular Associates', Dr. J. Blake Harrison, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Harrison performs a broad range of both minimally invasive procedures –some are offered in the office –and traditional open surgeries, which allows him to use the best technique for each patient’s unique needs.

Fellowship trained at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Harrison is the only board-certified colorectal surgeon in East Texas.

Dr. Harrison works closely and coordinates care with a multidisciplinary team of his Tyler, TX colleagues. These specialists include urologists, urogynecologists, gastroenterologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, and medical and radiation oncologists

Colorectal Surgeon: Refers to a field of medicine dealing with disorders of the rectum, anus, and colon.To become proficient in the treatment and management of these digestive conditions, a colorectal surgeon must undergo training in both general surgery as well as advanced training in problems of the lower digestive tract.

Other services and testing our Doctors/Surgeons provide in Tyler, Athens, Pittsburg, Quitman, Jacksonville and the East Texas area include: