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Board Certified, American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery

Dr. Dale Burleson serves as chief of the colon and rectal surgery division at Baylor Regional Medical Center in his home city of Plano, Texas. He is recognized for his expertise in laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery.

Dale D. Burleson, M.D.

Accomplished Researcher and Professor

Dr. Burleson teaches classes and conducts research-based presentations on numerous topics for medical associations, conventions and universities around the U.S. He is a highly sought-after speaker and widely published for his expertise and knowledge in the field of colorectal health. He currently teaches laparoscopic surgery and advanced hemorrhoid techniques (PPH and stapled hemorrhoidectomy) at the Presbyterian Institute for Minimally Invasive Technology (PIMIT). PIMIT is a local program focused on the development of new technologies, basic and clinical research, and education of physicians and other health care providers. As a part of this program, Dr. Burleson performs live teleconferences from the operating room with his surgical partners, narrating and lecturing for the participating audience throughout the live procedure.

One of the Most Accomplished Colon Doctors Plano and Frisco has to offer

Dr. Burleson is a skilled surgeon and one of the best colon doctors Plano and Frisco has ever seen. In addition to having conducted more than 2000 laparoscopic colon operations, Dr. Burleson was the first surgeon in Collin County to perform a robotic colon resection at the time of hysterectomy using the da Vinci® robotic system. Having completed over 500 colon and rectal robotic surgeries, Dr. Burleson helps to teach and train fellow surgeons on the da Vinci® robotic system.

“This technology allows us to do the same thing we have always done but with even more precision and less pain to the patient. It opens up the world of natural orifice surgery or NOTES®,” says Dr. Burleson.

The Best of the Best

Dr. Burleson is among the best of best. He has extensive experience with inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer and polyps. In addition to these areas of expertise, his practice encompasses colonoscopy for cancer screening, new and relatively painless techniques to treat hemorrhoids, diverticulitis and the entire spectrum of colorectal problems.

Dr. Burleson and his wife Jennifer, a registered nurse, have one daughter, Jessica. As a family man, outdoorsman and musician, Dr. Burleson is multi-faceted in his interests. Hunting, fishing, snow and water skiing, team sports, golf and scuba diving balance his musical talents, playing the trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn. A native of Vicenza, Italy, he also speaks Italian.

The Dallas Medical Journal recently named Dr. Burleson as a “Renaissance Man” and Baylor Regional Medical Center of Plano named Dr. Burleson as Physician of the year.

ABOUT Dale D. Burleson, M.D.


  • Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery.
 Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Cleveland, Ohio
  • Residency in General Surgery.University of Kansas – Wichita, Kansas
  • Degree: M.D.Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas
  • Degree B.A. (Plan II Honors).University of Texas – Austin, Texas


  • American College of Surgeons; Fellow
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons; Fellow
  • El Paso County Medical Society
  • El Paso Surgical Society
  • Southwestern Association of Hispanic American Physicians
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Texas Aggie Medical Student Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • Member - Board of Managers Baylor Medical Center at Frisco
  • Member - Board of Trustees Baylor Medical Center at Plano
  • Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at Baylor Medical at Plano
  • Proctor for da Vinci Robotic Surgery - Intuitive Surgical Inc.


  • Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano 2010 Physician of the Year
  • D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas: 2004 - 2020
  • Texas Super Doctors™ (Super Doctors is a trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.) - Published in Texas Monthly

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His technique was excellent. I feel like we received the best care possible. He always gave us his undivided attention, answered all our questions and we were very impressed with his bedside manner. Dr. Burleson went out of his way to work with our schedule and even performed reversal surgery on his day off. I highly recommend Dr. Burleson.

– Shari D.