At Houston Colon we specialize in minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotic techniques to diagnose and treat the many diseases we encounter. All of our surgeons are double board certified and have completed advanced fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery to serve our patients with the most advanced expertise. We are committed to our patients and are here to help you and your family with the most caring, compassionate and professional environment that we can offer.
We perform 95% minimally invasive surgeries as compared to 40% national average.
We have assembled a world renowned surgical team. Patients from all over the world choose HoustonColon surgeons to perform colorectal surgery.
Dr. Rachel Ellsworth, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 4 years. She graduated from University of Maryland At Baltimore / Professional Schools in 2006 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.- View Profile
A native of New Orleans, Dr. Eric Haas graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where his outstanding achievement was noted by induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.- View Profile
Dr. Joshua Coursey is a graduate of the University of Texas at Houston Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery. He received his general surgery training at Houston Methodist Hospital, where he was heavily involved in resident surgical education initiatives.- View Profile
Dr. Diego C. Marines is a specialist in minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery. He completed his fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Rutgers University. Having trained at some of the best institutions in the world, he uses laparoscopic and robotic techniques for the treatment of colorectal diseases. During training he was a mentor to surgical residents and medical students.- View Profile
Dr. Lefave received his MD at New York Medical College in 2009 and has a special focus now on rectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. He brings his expertise in laparoscopic (minimally invasive), single port and robotic colorectal surgery, as well as modern techniques for rectal prolapse and fecal incontinence to both the Methodist Office and the Fannin Office of Houston Colon, where he will be seeing patients.- View Profile
Virginia is board certified as acute care nurse practitioner, who has developed a focus in the care of the colorectal patient. She is also certified with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses in progressive care. She sees patients independently and in conjunction with the surgeons to provide optimal patient care. Virginia brings her skills and expertise in providing continuity of care and coordination of care with the health-care team.- View Profile