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Dr. Edward Franko | Dr. Robert Jacobson | Dr. Warren Lichliter | Dr. Michael Pendola | Dr. Roberto Rodriguez Ruesga | Dr. Paitoon Tulanon | Dr. Daniel Wandrey

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Edward R. Franko, M.D. FACS, FASCRS

  dr franko

Undergraduate School:

Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio

Medical School:

Medical College of Ohio
Toledo, Ohio

Specialty Training:

General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH

General Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York NY

Colon and Rectal Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas TX

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Colorectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Affiliations:

  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow American College of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Association
  • Christian Medical and Dental Society

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Doctors in Dallas, D Magazine
  • Texas Super Doctors
  • Lubrisol Scholarship
  • Outstanding chemistry majors
  • Pentilicus Honor Society
  • National Dean's list
  • AOA in junior year medical school
  • American Chemical Society Award for outstanding work in Analytical Chemistry
  • Honorary Fenn Scholarship
  • Outstanding Chief Resident

Publications:

  • General Surgery Problems requiring operation in postoperative vascular surgery patients : 1991
  • Amer. J Sur 162; 247
    Ideal Measurement of Cardiac Output: Is Impedence Cardiography the answer? : 1991
  • Vasc Surg 37: 550
    Massive rectal bleeding from a Dielafoy's type ulcer of the rectum: A review of this unusual disease : 1991
  • Ame J Gastro 86:1545
    Combined penetrating rectal and GU injuries: A challenge in Management : 1991
  • Impedance Cardiography A practical method : 1990
  • Chest August Supp 1990. Presented at the American Collage of Chest Physicians, October 1989
  • Congenital hepatic artery to portal vein fistula. A rare cause of Portal Hypertension
    Surgical Rounds

Dr. Franko sees patients at the North Texas Colon & Rectal Dallas and Garland office locations. He is accepting new patients.

Robert Jacobson, MD

  dr jacobson

Medical School:

Temple University Medical School
Philadelphia, PA

Specialty Training:

Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Lahey Clinic
Boston, MA 1976-1977

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Colorectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Affiliations:

  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Society
  • American Collage of Surgeons
  • Dallas County Medical Association
  • American Board of Surgeons

Medical Staff Affiliations:

  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas TX
  • Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, Dallas TX
  • Dallas Endoscopy Center, Dallas TX

Dr. Jacobson sees patients at the North Texas Colon & Rectal Dallas office location. He is accepting new patients.

Warren Lichliter, MD

  dr lichliter

Medical School:

University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston TX

Specialty Training:

General Surgery Residency, Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas TX, 1978-1983

Colon & Rectal Surgery Residency, Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas TX, 1983-1984

Certifications:

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Fellowship of American College of Surgeons

Affiliations:

  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow American College of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • Texas Surgical Society elected 1991
  • Texas Society of Colon Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of Baylor Surgeons
  • Dallas Society of General Surgeons

Academic Appointments:

Associate Director of Surgical Education Dept. of General Surgery
Baylor University Medical Center, 1986-Present

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
U.T. Southwestern Medical School, 1994-Present

Honors and Awards:

  • Yearly Resident Teaching Award for the outstanding Teaching Staff of the Year, 1990, 1995, 1999
  • Who's Who in America various publications
  • Best Doctors in Dallas, D Magazine
  • Best Doctor in the Southwest

Research:

  • "Colectomy With Ileorectal Anastamosis and Polyp Suppression in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis" Southwestern Surgical Congress Meeting, April 2003
  • "Modified Thiersch Procedure using a Silastic Sling for Rectal Procidentia Retrospective Review" N.T.A.C.S. Meeting Feb. 2003
  • "Should Locally Excised T1 Rectal Cancer Receive Adjuvant Treatment?" Southwestern Surgical Congress 2000
  • "A comparison of PET and CAT Scanning for the Detection of Recurrent Colon-Rectal Cancer" N.T.A.C.S. Meeting 2000
  • "Total Colectomy vs. Limited Colonic Resection for Acute Lower GI Bleeding" Southwestern Surgical Congress 1999
  • "Laser Ablation of Rectal Tumors" N.T.A.C.S. Meeting 1997
  • "Colon Cancer in Patients 40 and Younger" N.T.A.C.S. Meeting 1997
  • "Management of J-Pouch Complications" N.T.A.C.S. Meeting 1996

Dr. Lichliter sees patients at the North Texas Colon & Rectal Dallas office location. He is accepting new patients.

Michael Pendola, MD

  dr pendola

Medical School:

Creighton University School of Medicine
Omaha, NE

Specialty Training:

General Surgery Internship, Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas TX, 1998-1999

General Surgery Residency, Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas TX, 1999-2003

Colon & Rectal Fellowship, Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas TX, 2003

Certifications:

  • American Board of Surgery
  • ATLS, 2004
  • ACLS, 2004
  • BCLS, 1997

Affiliations:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Medical Association
  • CoFounder Creighton University Medical School Surgery Society
  • American Medical Student Association

Honors and Awards:

  • Baylor University Medical Center Chief of the Year Award, 2003
  • Dr. Frederick J. de la Vega Medical Scholarship, 1994-1998
  • Marguerite Arthneth Permanent Scholarship, 1994-1998
  • John A. Gentleman Scholarship, 1994-1998
  • Top 10% of Medical School Class, 1994-1998
  • Cum Laude graduate, 1994
  • Summa Cum Laude graduate, 1998
  • Academic Honors Internal Medicine NBME, 94%
  • Academic Honors Obstetrics & Gynecology NBME, 94%
  • Academic Honors Family Practice NBME, 90%
  • Academic Honors Pediatrics NBME, 99%

Research:

  • Baylor University Surgical Grand Rounds: Crohn's Disease An Update, 2003
  • Colon Rectal Conference, Anal neoplasm, 2002
  • Colon Rectal Conference, Congenital Anomalies, 2002
  • Vascular Conference, Popliteal Entrapment, 2001
  • Post operative serum motilin levels in patients undergoing conventional and laparoscopic (i.e. transabdominal and extraperitoneal) hernia repair, 1997
  • Eosinophilic Cholecystitis: A clinicopathologic study to correlate pathologic findings with preoperative findings, operative findings and immediate and long term clinical status, 1997
  • PT with renal vein thrombosis, a case presentation to join UNMC/Creighton renal conference
  • PT with malrotation and midgut volvulus a case presentation to CMH surgery and pediatric conference, 1997

Dr. Pendola sees patients at the North Texas Colon & Rectal Dallas and Garland office locations. He is accepting new patients.

Roberto Rodriguez-Ruesga, M.D. FACS, FASCRS

  dr rodriguez-ruesga

Board Certifications:

American Board of Colorectal Surgery, 2001
American Board of Surgery, 1999

Primary Specialty:

Colo-Rectal Surgery

Secondary Specialty:

General Surgery

Undergraduate Education:

Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, MBA, 1983

Medical Education:

Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Medical Doctor, 1990

Internships:

Hospital San Jose de Monterrey Escuela de Medicina Ignacio Santos ITESM, General Surgery, 1992

Residency:

  • Baylor University Medical Center, Colorectal Surgery, Dallas Texas, 1999
  • Michigan State University, General Surgery, Grand Rapids Michigan, 1998
  • Mayo Clinic, General Surgery, Rochester Minnesota, 1992

Other Certifications:

  • Cedula de Medico Cirujano y Partero 1991
  • Certificado de Especialista en Cirugia General 2000
  • Consejo Mexicano de Cirugia General
  • Advance Cardiac Life Support Provider 1992-2007
  • Advance Trauma Life Support Provider 1993-2001
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates 1991
  • Federation Licensing Examination, Dec 1993
  • Michigan Board of Medical Licensure 1994

Affiliations:

  • American Collage Surgeons American Society of Colorectal Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Mayo Alumni Association
  • Fundacion Medica San Lucas
  • International Medical Assistance
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Colegio de Medicos del Estado de Nuevo Leon
  • Asociacion de Especialistas en Cirugia General del Estado de Nuevo Leon
  • Asociacion de Gastroenterologia de Nuevo Leon
  • Asociacion Mexicana de Cirugia Endoscopica

Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga sees patients at the North Texas Colon & Rectal Dallas and Rockwall office locations. He is accepting new patients.

Paitoon Tulanon, MD

  dr tulanon

Medical School:

Mahidol University, Siriraj Medical School
Bangkok, Thailand

Specialty Training:

Internship, St. Agnes Hospital
Baltimore MD, 1974-1975

General Surgery Residency, St. Agnes Hospital
Baltimore MD, 1975

Colon & Rectal Surgery Residency, Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas TX, 1984-1985

Board Certifications:

  • General Surgery, 1980
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery, 1985

Affiliations:

  • Fellowship American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Dr. Tulanon sees patients at the North Texas Colon & Rectal Dallas office location. He is accepting new patients.

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Daniel E. Wandrey, MD

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Undergraduate Education:

University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR

Medical School:

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Specialty Training:

General Surgery Residency, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

Colon & Rectal Surgery Residency, Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Surgery

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital—Rockwall
  • Lake Pointe Medical Center

Professional Organizations:

  • American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society

Dr. Wandrey sees patients at the North Texas Colon & Rectal Dallas and Rockwall office location. He is accepting new patients.

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