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Dr. Eric Haas

Eric Haas, MD, FACS, FASCRS is an experienced, double board-certified colorectal surgeon dedicated to helping patients overcome cancer, disease, and other serious health conditions. Having been named among the top 1% of doctors by U.S. News & World Report, he is one of the most prolific colon and rectal surgeons in the world and has performed more than 1000 colorectal surgeries.

Dr. Haas is committed to embracing the most technologically advanced surgical techniques available, including Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery (RALS). A prominent member of the colon and rectal surgery team at Colorectal Surgical Associates in Houston, Dr. Haas is known as a leader in his field. 

Dr. Haas is certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, as well as the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of American College of Surgeons. He is the Program Director of the Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, as well as a member of the Teaching Faculty for the Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.

Dr. Haas serves as Chief of Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and
 Director of Clinical Research and Quality Outcomes at University General Hospital. Dr. Haas is also a faculty surgeon at St Luke’s Hospital, The Methodist Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Haas serves as a member of the New Technologies Committee, Quality Assessment & Safety Committee, and the Research Development Committee for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and as such is heavily involved in the promotion of quality outcomes and best surgical practices. He is also an adviser on minimally invasive laparoscopic colon surgery for Applied Medical and Ethicon-Endo Surgery.

Dr. Haas earned his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his General Surgery Residency at St. Joseph Hospital, and his fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School Fellowship Program.

A nationally-recognized expert in advanced laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer treatment, Dr. Haas is also known for his expertise in benign diseases such as rectal prolapse, polyps, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, pelvic floor dysfunctions, and Crohn’s disease. Dr. Haas has also developed academic and research programs that incorporate best practices following Minimally invasive colorectal surgery. His research program has published numerous manuscripts and publications in prominent peer-reviewed surgical journals. Dr. Haas and his research fellows have presented at prestigious surgical meetings throughout the world regarding laparoscopic and robotic techniques, single-incision surgery, best outcomes and minimally invasive approaches.

Academic Affiliations

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Program Director
Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program

Baylor College of Medicine

Teaching Faculty
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

University General Hospital

Chief of Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Director of Clinical Research and Quality Outcomes

Meeting and Lecture Schedule

Current Surgical Breakthrough in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer Minimally Invasive Surgery and Enhanced Recovery

March 6, 2012

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the activities, the audience should be able to:

  1. Understand the background of minimally invasive surgery for the management of colorectal cancer
  2. Discuss the current role of surgical breakthroughs for the management of colorectal cancer including reduced-port surgery for colon cancer and innovative local resection techniques for early rectal cancer
  3. Address current reported patient outcomes following minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer
  4. Discuss the current status and impact of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway for colorectal surgery

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

March 7 – 10, 2012

San Diego, CA

Poster presentations:

  1. The Current Status of Laparoscopic versus Open Colectomy: Incidence and Short Term Outcomes in a Cohort of 59,000 Patients: Pedraza R, Nieto J, Malave V, Haas EM
  2. Transanal Video Assisted Endoscopic (TEVA) Excision: Ragupathi M, Vande Maele D, Nieto J, Pickron TB, Haas EM

Video Presentations:

  1. Laparoscopic Lavage for Acute Perforated Diverticulitis: Nieto J, Martinez T, Haas EM

American College of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)

June 2-6, 2012

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Grand Hyatt Hotel

San Antonio, Texas

Podium Presentation:

  1. Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery with Enhanced Recovery Pathway: A Simplified Pay for Performance DRG-based Model: Pedraza R, Vande-Maele D, Martinez T, Cruz RA, Haas EM

Poster presentations:

  1. Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer: A Comparative Analysis: Aminian A, Nieto J, Martinez T, Pedraza R, Haas EM
  2. 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
  3. Is single-incision laparoscopic colectomy a safe option in high-risk patients?: Patel CB, Aminian A, Nieto J, Pickron TB, Haas EM
  4. “Single Plus One” Technique for Anterior Resection: Ragupathi M, Nieto J, Vande-Maele D, Haas EM

Video Presentations:

  1. Single Incision Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy: Inferior to Superior Approach with Intracorporeal Anastomosis: Nieto J, Malave V, Pedraza R, Haas EM
  2. Single-Incision Laparoscopic Sigmoid Resection: Technical Video: Nieto J, Ragupathi M, Martinez T, Haas EM

CURRICULUM VITAE Eric M. Haas, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.

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