Colon & Rectal Surgery Faculty

Uma R. Phatak, MD, MS, FACSAssistant Professor
Section Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery



About Uma R. Phatak, MD, MS

301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-0527
Telephone: (409) 772-1285
Fax: (409) 772-5611

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Medical School: New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey

MS: University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas

General Surgery Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas

Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts
Clinical Interests – Colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, diverticulitis, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, hemorrhoids, fistula in ano, anal fissure, pilonidal cysts/abscess, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence

Research Interests – Enhanced recovery after surgery, reducing disparities in patients with colorectal cancer,  improving outcomes after colorectal surgery