Craig Olson, MD, FACS, is an experienced board-certified colorectal surgeon in Waxahachie, Texas. He specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgical approaches to all colorectal disorders. He has a particular interest in treating rectal and colon cancer, diverticulitis, constipation, pelvic floor disorders and inflammatory bowel disease. He also has experience with complex abdominal wall reconstruction and anorectal conditions such as hemorrhoids and anal fistula.

Waxahachie colorectal surgeon Dr. Olson is nationally recognized for his work in advanced minimally invasive surgery and has published papers, book chapters and presented videos at national conferences on this topic. He has previously developed a pelvic floor disorder program and served as its first director, developing great experience with rectal prolapse, constipation and bowel control problems. He has been consistently voted by his peers to be a D Magazine Best Doctor (2014-2020).

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Medical services
​​​​​​​​​​​​​Baylor Scott & White Colon and Rectal – Waxahachie offers expertise and treatment options conveniently located near you.
Conditions we treat

Colon and rectal cancer—offers robotic and laparoscopic approaches to both colon and rectal cancer with intracorporeal anastomosis in most cases

Diverticulitis—offers laparoscopic and robotic approaches to severe diverticulitis and natural orifice specimen extraction to dramatically reduce incision size and ease recovery

Constipation—offers complete workup with advanced testing as needed and a graduated treatment protocol

Colostomy closure—offers minimally invasive closures to restore bowel function and speed recovery

Rectal prolapse—offers multiple approaches to this problem, works with patient to determine the best route for an individual

Bowel control—offers a graduated approach and has experience with currently available treatment methods, including sacral neuromodulation

Inflammatory bowel disease—works with gastroenterologists to plan and proceed with the best operative approach when needed

Abdominal wall hernia—has experience with complex repairs, including component separation

Rectal bleeding—will evaluate and perform appropriate workup with testing and endoscopy

Hemorrhoids—offers conservative, in office, and operative treatment

Anal fissure—offers conservative, in office, and operative treatment

Anal fistula—offers a variety of surgical approaches

Anal warts—in-office and operative destruction

Surgical techniques

Robotic and Laparoscopic colon and rectal resection: In these operations, small incisions are used to remove the diseased portion of colon or rectum. In an additional advance, the anastomosis or reconnection of the bowel, is now also performed through these small incisions greatly reducing the size of incision needed to remove the specimen. In some cases, the portion of colon removed can even be removed though the anus, eliminating the need for a larger incision altogether.

Magnetic Assisted Colectomy—using an additional magnetic retractor, the number of minimally invasive surgical incisions can be reduced.

Colostomy Closure—using minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic techniques a colostomy can be re-attached to the remaining rectum without have to open up a new abdominal incision.

Robotic Mesh Rectopexy—used to treat internal and external rectal prolapse, this procedure allows for a fast recovery and a durable solution to a difficult problem

Sacral Neuromodulation—a minimally invasive implant that helps to improve bowel control when the symptoms cannot be controlled with dietary and medical management

Complex Hernia Repair—complex repairs of large hernias, frequently co-existent with colostomies, can by performed by mobilizing the layers of the abdominal wall. This also allows the use of mesh without having to place the mesh adjacent to the intestine.

Hemorrhoid Repair—multiple options are used, from in office rubber band ligation of the hemorrhoids to surgical removal

Anal Fistula Repair—multiple surgeries are used depending on size and length of fistula, with goal to decrease the damage to the surrounding anal tissues as much as possible

Colonoscopy—used a screening tool to prevent colon and rectal cancer, and can treat some colonic disorders as well

Anorectal Manometry—used in the evaluation of constipation and bowel control disorders

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