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Board Certified, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga is certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery.  He is a sought after colon and rectal surgeon specializing in rectal cancer and a broad range of other colon and rectal diseases and disorders.



Roberto Rodriguez-Ruesga, M.D.

A Compassionate Colon and Rectal Surgeon, Instructor and Mentor

Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga has a passion for patient care and excellence. He believes love, empathy, dedication, and compassion are integral components for successful patient care. He is always an innovator, an advocate for new technology and advancement, leads efforts to establish new standards of care in cancer with his research on free circulating malignant DNA know as liquid biopsies. Actively involved in improving quality among his peers. For over 20 years he has developed one of the largest rectal cancer practices in the metroplex and he is always willing to share his expertise with his trainees and peers.

His practice encompasses all facets of colon and rectal care including the expert surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer, fissures, fistulas, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and inflammatory bowel disease.

A Highly Trained Colon and Rectal Doctor serving North Texas

Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga earned his medical degree from Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Garza, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 1989. After medical school, Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga did his internship in General Surgery at Hospital San Jose de Monterrey Escuela de Medicina Ignacio Santos ITESM. He then had the opportunity to start his residency in Surgery at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester Minnesota and finished his training in General Surgery and served as Chief Resident at Butterworth Hospital – Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1999, he completed his fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center – Baylor Scott & White Health, where he still provides compassionate colorectal care today.

During his spare time, Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, performing mission work in Mexico, traveling around the world, cycling, and reading the Bible.


ABOUT Roberto Rodriguez-Ruesga, M.D.


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Baylor University Medical Center– Dallas, Texas
  • General Surgery Residency - Chief ResidentMichigan State University– Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • General Surgery Residency Mayo Clinic– Rochester, Minnesota
  • Internship, General Surgery Hospital San Jose de Monterrey Escuela de Medicina Ignacio Santos ITESM - Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Degree: M.D.Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon – Garza, Nuevo Leon, Mexico


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • Asociacion de Especialistas en Cirugia General del Estado de Nuevo Leon
  • Asociacion de Gastroenterologia de Nuevo Leon
  • Asociacion MEXICANA de Cirugia Endoscopica
  • Colegio de medicos del Estado de Nuevo Leon
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Fundacion San Lucas
  • International Medical Assistance Board of Directors
  • Mayo Alumni Association
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association


  • D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas: 2017, 2018

Primary Hospital Affiliations and Surgical Facilities

  • Dallas - Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center
  • Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Dallas
  • Dallas Endoscopy Center
  • Medical City Plano
  • Texas Health Resources Rockwall


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