Craig Olson, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Surgery


Dr. Olson is a dual-board certified general and colorectal surgeon who has clinical care interests in the areas of colon and rectal cancer, benign colorectal disease, and pelvic floor disorders.

Dr. Olson has worked closely with the Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders to provide complete pelvic floor physiologic testing and the latest treatments for fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse, and contipation. 

Dr. Olson also is an experienced laparoscopic surgeon familiar with the latest minimally invasive techniques, and is one of the few surgeons in the North Texas area to offer single incision colorectal surgery, where an entire operation is performed through a single incision just a few centimeters in length. 


Medical School University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (2003)
Residency UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008), General Surgery
Fellowship Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (2009), Colon & Rectal Surgery

Clinical Interests

Colorectal Diseases
  • Diverticulosis of Colon
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer, Masses & Tumors
  • Colorectal Cancer, Masses & Tumors
  • Fistulas
  • Hemorrhoids
Screening for Colorectal Cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Surgery for Colorectal Cancer & Colorectal Diseases
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy with Anastomosis
  • Colectomy with Colostomy
  • Colon Resection
  • Fissurectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery
  • Polypectomy
  • Rubber Band Ligation
  • Sphincterectomy

Research Interests

  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Minimally invasive surgery


Featured Publications Legend

Featured Publications

Current Evidence-Based Opinions in the Management of Adenocarcinoma of the Rectum.

Huerta S, Murray B, Olson C, Patel P and Thomas A Indian Journal of Surgery December 2009 Vol. 71 Issue 6 356-362

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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • SAGES (2011)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association