Northwest Colon-Rectal Surgery, P.A.

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At Northwest Colon & Rectal Surgery P.A. and The Hemorrhoid Center ® our board-certified physicians are dedicated to providing you the best care in the field of colon and rectal surgery in Houston. After completing five years of training in General surgery they have also completed an additional year of fellowship training in the specialty of colon and rectal surgery. During this specialized training they have mastered the surgical and medical treatment of colon and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, colitis, rectal prolapse, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fistulas, fecal incontinence and other diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.

From common to complex problems, our surgeons can treat all types of colorectal diseases. They take pride in delivering state of the art care to you in a compassionate manner.

Khawaja Azimuddin, MD FACS FASCRS

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin, MD

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin is one of the few board certified Colon & Rectal surgeons practicing in North Houston. "Dr. Azi", as he is known by his patients, is Board Certified in the field of Colon and Rectal & General surgery. He has performed thousands of colon & rectal and general surgical operations and offers more than 18 years of surgical experience and training.

Dr. Azimuddin received his general surgery training at the New York Medical College and went on to do his fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery at the Penn State University and Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He has lectured and published extensively and is an editorial reviewer for the Diseases of Colon & Rectum, the official journal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the International Journal of Surgery.

He is a member of numerous surgical societies including the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He has authored 21 research articles in scientific journals and has delivered numerous lectures in regional, national and international colorectal conferences.

Dr. Azimuddin is an active member of the community. He believes in "Service Above Self" and is a member of the Rotary International. He has been named a Paul Harris Fellow and has received the "Distinguished Service Award" (two of the highest awards conferred by Rotary International).

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Tal Raphaeli, MD FACS

Dr. Tal Raphaeli, MD

Dr. Tal Raphaeli is a board certified Colon and Rectal surgeon in North Houston. He is also board certified in General Surgery. Dr. Raphaeli graduated from medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed his General Surgery training at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He received his fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at The Swedish Medical Center – Swedish Colon and Rectal Clinic in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Raphaeli has presented at numerous regional and national conferences and is a published author.

Dr. Raphaeli’s primary concern is the health and wellbeing of his patients. He utilizes minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for cancer as well as for benign diseases such as diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease to decrease pain and shorten hospital stays. He also specializes in endoscopy, the treatment of common anorectal disorders, such as hemorrhoids and fissures, and pelvic floor disorders, such as rectal prolapse and fecal incontinence.

As a native Houstonian himself, Dr. Raphaeli grew up in west Houston and attended St. John’s School prior to attending the University of Texas at Austin.

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Jean Knapps, MD

Dr. Jean Knapps, MD

Dr. Jean Knapps is Colon and Rectal surgeon in The Woodlands & North Houston. Dr. Knapps completed his General Surgery training at Central Michigan University and went off to complete his Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery from the University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital. He received numerous awards during his training. He has presented at numerous regional and national conferences and has authored numerous research papers and a book chapter on minimally invasive laparoscopic colon surgery.

He is fully trained in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for cancer as well as for benign diseases such as diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease to decrease pain and shorten hospital stays. He also specializes in treatment of anorectal diseases, such as hemorrhoids, fissure, fistula and abscess.

Dr Knapps strives to provide personalized care to his patients. He takes pride in communicating with his patients and presents them with easy to understand options so they can be involved in making decisions pertaining to their treatment. He is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and German. He enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities and soccer.


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